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08 March: International Women’s Day 2019
8 March 2019 @ 8 h 00 min - 15 March 2019 @ 17 h 00 min GMT
On this day, we, the women of La Via Campesina – peasants, indigenous women, Afro-descendants, mestizas, fishers, pastoralists, women from urban and rural areas, belonging to different organisations with different forms of mobilisation and activism – salute the women workers of the world.
We pay tribute to those women who are engaged in a constant struggle to end violence against women and against all human beings, women who are breaking the silence. We pay tribute to women who confront the structural oppression of capitalism, refusing to accept the ingrained patriarchal patterns in societies where, every day, women are the victims of violence, discrimination, exploitation, oppression and murder.
We are called upon to reaffirm the necessity of ending violence against women, our ongoing Campaign to End Violence towards Women that was renewed at the 7th La Via Campesina International Conference in Bilbao in 2017.
Watch this space for more updates of our collective actions from around the world in March 2019!