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International Women’s Day 2019: Thousands Of Women Go On Strike

Tomorrow, for the third year running, the International Women’s Day will be marked by strikes and street actions around the world.

In just a short few years the international women’s movement has grown in strength and confidence as women join in this global movement against the destitution, overwork and violence women face daily. Women will strike from all the work they do: from offices and factories, from care work and unpaid domestic work, from community work to the bedroom – organising and unionising with some of the most exploited migrant workers in the service industries.

As part of tomorrow’s actions, sex workers will strike to demand the full decriminalisation, and Women’s Strike Assembly will protest against current plans to move trans women to male prisons and for prison abolition.

Eight cities across Britain and Ireland will see women and non-binary people take to the streets, alongside millions of women worldwide. Here is the summary of tomorrow’s events planned for the UK:

8pm: International Women’s Day event at Centrala, Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham

6pm: Brighton Women’s Strike 2019, at Clock Tower, Brighton

5pm: On 8 March We Strike – International Women’s Day Bristol 2019, at Water Fountains, BS1 1 Bristol

1pm: Resist Universal Credit and Benefit Sanctions at Jobcenter, 64 Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2GS
4pm: My Mum’s On Strike – Free Stay And Play at Trinity Centre, Four Elms Road, Piercefield Place CF24 1LE
5pm: Women’s Strike at Trinity Centre, Four Elms Road, Piercefield Place CF24 1LE
6pm: IWD Celebration Featuring Women’s and Non-Binary Art, Music and Spoken Word at Trinity Centre Four Elms Road Piercefield Place Cardiff CF24 1LE

1pm: International Women’s Day Rally and Speak Out at Guildhall Square, Londonderry, BT48 6

6pm: International Women’s Day March in Edinburgh, at Parliament Square EH1 1
9pm: 8M after-march party at Henry’s Cellar Bar, 16A Morrison Street, EH3 8BJ

12pm: Walkout, Strike, Demonstrate! Women’s Strike Leeds at Briggate, LS18
4.30pm: Women’s Strike at Bridge Street Church, LS2 7QZ

5pm: Women’s Strike (Liverpool) at Leece Street L1 2

10am My Mum is On Strike: Free Stay and Play Session (Walthamstow) at William Morris Community Centre, 6-8 Greenleaf Road E17 6QQ
10am My Mum is On Strike: Free Stay and Play Session (Lower Clapton, Hackney)
10am My Mum is On Strike: Free Stay and Play Session (Deptford) at Albyn Road, Vanguard Estate SE8 4EG
10am My Mum is On Strike: Free Stay and Play Session (Haringey) at Kurdish Community Centre (KCC) 11 Portland Gardens N4 1HU
12pm: Kurdish Women’s Assembly at Wood Green Library 187-197A High Rd, Wood Green N22 6XD
2pm: Collective Meal (Haringey) at Kurdish Communuty Centre (KCC)
5pm Women’s Strike (London) at Bank of England, Threadneedle Street EC2R 8AH
7pm Sex/Work Strike 2019  at Leicester Square
9:30pm Tremble Tremble, The Red Witches are Back: Afterparty Fundraiser at The Jago 440 Kingsland Road E8 4AA

The Women’s Strike is supported by:

Bristol Sisterhood, Brighton International Feminist Network, Momentum, Croydon Momentum, Verso Books, Novara Media, Zed Books, Dziewuchy Dziewuchom London, Feminist Anti-Fascist Assembly, Edinburgh Sisters Uncut, Sisters Uncut East London, Sisters Uncut South East London, Red Pepper, London Latinxs, Women’s Strike Assembly (London), Women’s Strike Assembly (Birmingham), Feminist Fightback, Women’s March – London, Fourth Wave Feminist, Precarious Workers Brigade, Plan C London, Plan C Birmingham, Kurdish Women Assembly, The x:talk project, AntiUniversity, Chinese Feminist Society, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Artist Union England, Grand Union Birmingham, Eastside Projects Birmingham, National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, Sister Not Cister UK, Sex Worker Advocacy Resistance Movement, English Collective of Prostitutes, Ni Una Menos – UK, Brazilian Women Against Fascism, United Voices of the World, Pluto Press, Umbrella Lane, Mayday Rooms, Bent Bars, Scot Pep, Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union, IWGB, Action for Trans Health – London, Cleaners and Allied Independent Workers Union!

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