International Black Women for Wages for Housework

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History

1975.

Aims

As a network of black women/women of colour, immigrant and migrant, in countries of the South and the North, dismantle the hierarchy of work and wealth by refusing overwork and claiming reparation not only for slavery and imperialism but for all unwaged work; ensure that issues and concerns of black women/women of colour shape every aspect of wages for housework campaigning and that challenging sexism is not separated from or prioritized over challenging racism, and vice versa; campaign on: racism, immigration controls, development, welfare benefits, rape, prostitution, police priorities and illegalities, lesbian and gay rights, civil and human rights, nuclear power/weapons, military-industrial pollution, health, ecology and peace.

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Activities

National and international campaigns: pressure on governments to measure and value women's unwaged work and implement and honour commitments made at the UN Fourth Conference on Women in Beijing (China); immigration controls; cuts to benefits and welfare services; structural adjustment policies; Third World debt; police illegalities; rape and other forms of sexual abuse; civil and human rights, including lesbian/gay, sex workers' and disability rights; environmental racism.

Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Women
    • Sex-Related Questions
    • Racial, Ethnic Groups
  • Social Activity
    • Work
    • Employment Conditions
  • Societal Problems
    • Racism, xenophobia

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

G1473

Last News Received

2004
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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