Strike for Repeal

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Strike 4 Repeal was an abortion rights protest in Ireland on International Women’s Day 2017 (Wednesday 8 March 2017). It called for a repeal of the Eight Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, which bans abortion in nearly all cases, by recognising “the right to life of the unborn”.

The protest was organised by Strike 4 Repeal, an ad-hoc, non-affiliated group of activists, academics, artists and trade unionists organising for abortion rights in Ireland. The main march was in Dublin, with 10,000 people on O’Connell Bridge, and later many outside other government buildings. Despite the name “strike” some people took paid holidays that day. There were also protests in Galway, Limerick, Cork & other cities & towns around Ireland. A protest was also held outside the Irish Embassy in London.

It was inspired by a similar Black Protest in Poland several months earlier.

http://strike4repeal.org

Women’s Strike Assembly

The Women’s Strike is about more than just the withdrawal of our paid labour or work – it is also about recognising that women take on a disproportionate amount of unpaid work in the form of cooking, cleaning, caring and other tasks which contribute to the day to day functioning of society. Women’s labour is exploited in multiple ways and a women’s strike is about building the counter-power to fight back against the multitude of issues facing women, non-binary and femme people.

https://www.womenstrikeus.org

SWARM

1513002525814SWARM is a collective founded and led by sex workers who believe in self-determination, solidarity and co-operation.

We campaign for the rights and safety of everyone who sells sexual services. Together we organise skill-shares and support meet-ups just for sex workers, as well as public events.

We are UK based and part of the global sex worker led movement advocating the full decriminalisation of sex work.

 

 

X:talk

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In early 2006 several activists based in London who are involved in sex worker rights activism, organising within the International Union of Sex Workers in particular, began to conceptualise and organise around the x:talk project – one that would seek to explore and expand the ideas and confidence we have developed in criticising the mainstream human trafficking discourse, drawing on insights we have gained from sex workers’, migrant and feminist struggles.

The x:talk project is a sex worker-led workers co-operative which approaches language teaching as knowledge sharing between equals and regards the ability to communicate as a fundamental tool for sex workers to work in safer conditions, to organise and to socialise with each other.

English Collective of Prostitutes

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The English Collective of Prostitutes is a self-help organisation of sex workers, working both on the street and in premises, with a national network throughout the UK. We campaign for the decriminalisation of prostitution, for sex workers’ rights and safety, and for resources to enable people to get out of prostitution if they want to.

Sex Worker’s Opera

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Breaking through stigma and stereotypes, the Sex Worker’s Opera is a multimedia production written and performed by Sex Workers and their friends.

With music spanning Opera to ‘Hip-Hopera’, incorporating sound art, projections and poetry, it offers an unflinchingly honest, upliftingly human insight into the lives of Sex Workers around the world.