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Peasants’ rights are unique and require urgent protection, says Elizabeth Mpofu

Human Rights Council, 33rd Session, Item 5 – Human Rights bodies and mechanisms – General Debate on the Report of IGWG on rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas (A/HRC/33/59) President of the Council, Chair-Rapporteur of the Open ended Working Group, Delegates and Colleagues, I am Elizabeth Mpofu, the International Coordinator of La Via Campesina.… Read more →

“Be Proud to Become a Farmwoman!” say Elizabeth Mpofu

(Germany,Teisendorf, January 21, 2014)(al) It is certainly not an everyday occurrence, that a woman from Zimbabwe, who runs a small farm in that country, congratulates a young woman from Bavaria for her decision to also run a small farm and tells her to be proud of that decision.  Elizabeth Mpofu is, however, not an everyday… Read more →

Alten Post interview Elizabeth Mpofu about G8/G7 Initiative

(Germany, Teisendorf, January 21, 2015) On the afternoon of January 21, 2015, before the talk of small farmer Elizabeth Mpofu from Zimbabwe, general secretary of the international peasant organization “Via Campesina” and Co-founder of regional farmers-organizations, on the evening of the same day in the “Alten Post” Teisendorf, did freelance journalist Alois Albrecht have the… Read more →

“Resist patriarchy, resist capitalism”, proclaims global peasant women’s meeting in Sri Lanka

This article by Tanya and Vysakh, first appeared on People’s Dispatch on 23 November Global Meeting of Women Articulation, organized by La Via Campesina, an international peasant movement, began on November 22 in Negombo, Sri Lanka. This international meeting aims to reflect on different challenges faced by peasant women and women in general. Over 60… Read more →

Peasants of the world urge states to adopt declaration on their rights

Press Release (Geneva, September 18, 2018) La Via Campesina and allies CETIM, FIAN and other organisations are in Geneva to engage, confirm commitments of and persuade member states of the Human Rights Council to support an international legal instrument to enable the effective protection the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.… Read more →