UNAC and La Via Campesina Southern and Eastern Africa, on March 17, in Maputo, launched the publication “Women Peasant are Women: Understanding violence against rural women in Eastern and Southern Africa”.
France: Stop the criminalization of peasants who fight against water grabbing mega-basins
For the past six years, the struggle against mega-basins has brought together environmentalist, trade union and peasant organizations, such as La Confédération Paysanne, in mobilizations alongside hundreds of activists for a fair distribution of this vital commons.
Peasants to speak about the challenges of implementing UNDROP at the III World Forum on Human Rights
At the III World Forum on Human Rights 2023, in Argentina, a panel will present on the challenges of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas.
Çiftçi-Sen in solidarity with farmers affected by the earthquake in southern Türkiye
ÇİFTÇİ-SEN distributed animal feed in Antakya, Defne and Samandağ villages which suffered earthquake damage, to prevent animals from being sold because of lack of feed.
La Via Campesina @ the UN Human Rights Council: “Address the food crisis, move towards food sovereignty, implement UNDROP!”
Governments should take immediate actions to address the current food crisis and move towards food sovereignty, and also implement the UNDROP.
17 April – International Day of Peasant Struggles | Call to Action
The International Day of Peasant Struggles is commemorated by La Via Campesina every year on 17 April to remember the Eldorado do Carajás massacre in 1996. On this day, we also highlight and denounce the continued criminalization, oppression, and repression of peasants worldwide.
Mozambique: Study on violence against women farmers in Africa to be launched at the UEM
As part of the #8M23 celebrations the National Union of Peasants (UNAC), will launch the publication “Peasant women are women: understanding violence against peasant women in Southern and East Africa” on 17th March.
Acknowledge intersectionality of hunger, sexual and gender-based violence, and discrimination: CSIPM
Hundreds of civil society, Indigenous Peoples’ and women’s organisations urge Member States of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to stand strong in the face of pressure to undermine human rights and gender equality.
Colombia supports the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP)
Through a diplomatic note sent to the General Secretary of the United Nations, the Colombian State expresses its decision to support and implement the United Nations Declaration of Peasants Rights.
ECVC Proposes European Directive on Agricultural Land to Stop Land Concentration and Ensure More Farmers in Europe
“It is time to shift away from our mercantile approach to land and recognise its important social, cultural, and ecological functions.” European Coordination Via Campesina.
2023 | February News Wrap – Updates from La Via Campesina members worldwide
The February News Wrap includes alerts and updates from LVC members worldwide, featuring news on a new research report about BPOC peasant experiences, and more!
Call to Action | 08 March 2023 – International Working Women’s Day | La Via Campesina
By rebelling, we sow popular peasant feminism, build food sovereignty, and organize against crises and violence! Join and follow us on social media using hashtags such as #WomenInStruggle, #FoodSovereigntyNOW, #8ConfLVC, and #8M23.
South Korean Government must immediately release Ko Chang-geon of the Korean Peasant League!
La Via Campesina, along with Korean peasants, laborers, rural workers, and other social movements, demands the immediate release of Ko Chang-geon and strongly rejects the repression of peasant movement leaders.
Pakistan: Peasants protest hike in oil prices
Farmers held a protest on Thursday (16 February) against the increase in the prices of petroleum products and the sales tax rate on farm inputs, fearing it will enhance their cost of production.
Canada: National Farmers’ Union (NFU) to film 40 sustainable farms
‘Depth of Field’ will connect Canadians with a diversity of farmers who are playing a key role in the solution to the climate crisis. The NFU will share the films online and via local screenings.
Earthquake in Syria & Turkey: La Via Campesina extends solidarity to affected communities
Urgent attention is needed to restore basic supplies such as food and animal feed, and to ensure the survival and food sovereignty of the affected communities.
Press Release | Peru: Referral to the UN mechanisms about the human rights violations and repression of social protest
In light of the massive human rights violations and the worrying political and social crisis in Peru, our organisations have filed a complaint with various UN human rights mechanisms.
The Historical Role of the Women of La Via Campesina in the Current Crisis
Within the neoliberal capitalist system, women are affected not only by labor division per gender and race, but also by free trade agreements, mining, GMOs, wars, and other domination tools.
ECVC : Solidarity with the people of Turkey and Syria
The suffering is made worse in remote rural villages where the situation is critical. Earthquakes are a natural phenomenon, but what transforms a natural phenomenon into a disaster is inappropriate political decisions.
2023 | January News Wrap: Updates from La Via Campesina Members Worldwide!
The latest issue of La Via Campesina’s monthly news wrap is out! This month’s edition warns of growing repression against social movements and highlights initiatives by members of the global peasant movement to promote food sovereignty.
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