The Strike for Repeal is a direct action that will take place on the 8th March 2017.

Our demand is that the Irish government call a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment by the 8th of March. If not, we will strike.

Last Update: 5:30PM GMT




This strike is based on non-traditional strike actions for human rights that we have witnessed in other parts of the world. In October of last year, thousands of people in more than 60 cities in Poland went on strike to protect their access to abortion, and won.

The strike will not be an industrial strike in the traditional sense. It will be inclusive of all types of work, and we encourage participants to be imaginative in how they approach the action.


HOW TO STRIKE

I

If you can strike, do. There will be people in your area also participating and we can put you in touch. If it’s possible, book a day off work in advance.

II

If you are less affected by the lack of abortion provision in this country, show your solidarity by offering to cover colleagues’ hours on the 8th of March.

III

Withdraw your domestic labour on the day. Consider all the work that you’d typically do on that day, and how withdrawing from it might highlight the contribution that you and millions make every day to a country where we do not have access to basic healthcare.

IV

Stage an event at 12 noon or on your lunch break to remember the 12 women who have been forced to travel for abortion that day, and every day.

V

If you are a business owner, consider giving a day off to your employees or completely closing the business on that day.

VI

Wear all black or a black armband on the day to signify your support.

I

If you can strike, do. There will be people in your area also participating and we can put you in touch. If it’s possible, book a day off work in advance.

II

If you are less affected by the lack of abortion provision in this country, show your solidarity by offering to cover colleagues’ hours on the 8th of March.

III

Withdraw your domestic labour on the day. Consider all the work that you’d typically do on that day, and how withdrawing from it might highlight the contribution that you and millions make every day to a country where we do not have access to basic healthcare.

IV

Stage an event at 12 noon or on your lunch break to remember the 12 women who have been forced to travel for abortion that day, and every day.

V

If you are a business owner, consider giving a day off to your employees or completely closing the business on that day.

VI

Wear all black or a black armband on the day to signify your support.

Every person who has an abortion has to take at least a day, whether to travel or stay at home.

Use this day to stand in solidarity with them, and demand change.

#WEWONTWAIT







There are individuals, groups and colleges participating around the country, so depending on where you are, there will be actions nearby in which you can participate. If you want to get involved in organising there are lots of ways to do so, and we would love to hear about any local actions you are planning to highlight the strike on the day.








  1. Abortion Rights Campaign
  2. Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment
  3. AIMS Ireland
  4. Sligo Abortion Rights Campaign
  5. Mayo Pro Choice
  6. Parents For Choice
  7. Rally for Choice
  8. Strike 4 Repeal Belfast
  9. Outhouse
  10. Women on Web
  11. Anti Racism Network
  12. Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI)
  13. Trinity College Strike 4 Repeal
  14. NUIM Feminist Society
  15. NUIG Feminist Society
  16. NCAD Feminist Society
  17. Limerick Feminist Network
  18. Sex Workers Alliance Ireland
  19. Repeal Global
  20. Dziewuchy Dziewuchom Ireland
  21. People Before Profit Pro Choice
  22. Need Abortion Ireland
  23. Repeal Project
  24. Dublin Digital Radio
  25. Repeal NYC
  26. Berlin-Ireland Pro-Choice Solidarity
  27. Nemesis TCD
  28. STH&K Young Labour
  29. The Clapton Ultras
  30. Limerick Pro-Choice
  31. International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
  32. Eight Stories (Dublin)
  33. Galway Pro-Choice
  34. Meath for Choice (ARC)
  35. Strike 4 Repeal Oxford
  36. Strike 4 Repeal Cork
  37. Strike 4 Choice
  38. DCU Strike 4 Repeal
  39. Manchester Strike 4 Repeal Solidarity
  40. Strike 4 Repeal Durham
  41. Strike 4 Repeal Glasgow
  42. Strike 4 Repeal Cambridge



















WHO ARE YOU?

We are an ad-hoc, non-affiliated group of activists, academics, artists and trade unionists preparing a nationwide Strike for Repeal on the 8th of March 2017.

“We share the concern of many pro-choice groups that the Citizen’s Assembly is no more than a hollow pretense of progress. It is the latest in years' worth of attempts to delay the undeniable movement in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.”

“We call upon the Government to take direct responsibility for what is a violation of human rights. We believe a national strike is not only possible, but an incredible opportunity to show the sheer power of our movement, and to put pressure on the government to call a referendum. In the past 5 years, support for repeal has grown to a level that the government can no longer ignore.”





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