Target:
All governments
Region:
GLOBAL
Website:
www.refusingtokill.net

On 8 March 2017, women in 46 countries will take time off from waged and unwaged work – for the whole day, or for hours or minutes – to protest against violence, poverty, discrimination, exploitation, war, the destruction of the environment . . . and for a caring society.

Countries taking part in the IWS so far:
AUSTRALIA • ARGENTINA • BELGIUM • BOLIVIA • BRASIL • CANADA • CZECH REPUBLIC • CHILE • COLOMBIA • COSTA RICA • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC • EL SALVADOR • ECUADOR • FINLAND • FRANCE • GERMANY • GUATEMALA • HONDURAS • ISRAEL • ITALY • SOUTH KOREA • REPUBLIC OF IRELAND • NORTHERN IRELAND • MEXICO • MYANMAR • NICARAGUA • PANAMA • PARAGUAY • PERU • POLAND • PORTUGAL • PUERTO RICO • RUSSIA • SCOTLAND • SINGAPORE • SPAIN • SWEDEN THAILAND • TIMOR-LESTE • TOGO • TURKEY • UK • URUGUAY • USA

International Women’s Strike facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1043905282422378/


INTERNATIONAL APPEAL:
MEN ARE SIGNING ON IN SUPPORT OF THE
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S STRIKE

On 8 March, women in 46 countries will make their power felt by going on strike to protest against violence, poverty, discrimination, exploitation, war, the destruction of the environment . . . and for a caring society.
There have to be millions of men around the world who recognize that if women partners, sisters, daughters, mothers and friends are not free from violence, none of us are safe.

We will above all show solidarity to this women’s initiative because we need to unite our power with women’s power to defeat the 1% that exploit us all. The international women’s strike (IWS) is part of the growing movement of the 99%. It is an occasion to campaign together with women and build a movement that can finally end the sexism and the racism that have divided and therefore defeated us for too long.

MAKE YOUR SUPPORT VISIBLE BY SIGNING THIS APPEAL
AND SPELLING OUT WHY YOU SUPPORT THE IWS

We also invite men to:
+ join the actions of the IWS if appropriate.
+ give whatever practical support by doing childcare, housework, technical and other work and by providing financial support whenever possible
+ circulate this appeal, our statement (http://www.womenstrikeuk.com/support-statements.html), and other information about the IWS (https://www.facebook.com/events/1043905282422378/)

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