Many concepts have been deleted without our consent. For example, the right to water was taken out, and other human rights frameworks, interconnected with the Right to Food, have been undermined.
On 15th May, in Mons, Belgium – hosted by ECVC – we organized a hybrid event to commemorate La Via Campesina’s 30 years of foundation. The meeting was an opportunity to further strengthen the movement, shed light on recent triumphs, and address the forthcoming hurdles.
On Friday June 9, 2023, the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) announced a cease-fire agreement bilaterally as well as the calling to society for participating in the peace process.
In Colombia there is a historical debt to the peasants’ collective. They have suffered the consequences of implementing a dispossession model which has favored a small number of people who concentrate the ownership of land and wealth.
The LVC peasant youth delegates of Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe met in Indonesia to strengthen relationships, prepare for the VIII Conference, the Vth Youth Assembly, and a strategic action plan.
The IPC advocates for a new global Nyéléni process, leading up to the next Nyéléni Global Forum in India in 2025. Recognizing the power of people’s movements, we aim to strengthen solidarity and unity by bridging local and global struggles.
Within grassroots rural movements, the struggle for LGBT+ rights is combined with the struggle for food sovereignty in the pursuit of a just world, with freedom and diversity, and equal relationships between people and nature. In Brazil, solidarity has been at the center of the struggle against LGBTphobia in rural areas.
Food Sovereignty is the right of people everywhere to produce food locally and sustainably through agroecological methods that respect the climatic, cultural and geographical context of each region. It places us at the heart of food systems, by building on the principles of solidarity, collectivism and social justice
The May edition of the news wrap carries updates about global solidarity actions, 30th year anniversary celebrations, land rights advocacy, webinars, and fairs held by members worldwide.Additionally, an abridged version of this News Wrap will soon be available as a Podcast on Spotify.
In Colombia indigenous organizations and the black communities and Community Councils connected to the El Kongal Regional Platform declare a state of humanitarian emergency due to the escalation and worsening of the armed conflict in their ancestral territories, which is leading to the physical, cultural, and spiritual extinction, destroying their identity, sovereignty, and dignity.