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International Day of Peasant Struggles

April 17 @ 8 h 00 min - April 30 @ 17 h 00 min CEST


#17April – “Build Solidarity! Enough with the genocide, evictions and violence!” 

On April 17, the International Day of Peasant Struggles, brings us together to commemorate the Eldorado do Carajás massacre in 1996 and to struggle for social justice and dignity. Following our 8th international conference in December 2023, we, peasants, youth, women, men, and diversities, migrants, rural and landless workers, fisherfolk, and indigenous peoples, stand with renewed hope and strength, heightened awareness, unwavering commitment, organized unity, and determination to confront the multifaceted crises. United, we safeguard our mother earth against the grip of agribusiness multinationals, neocolonialists, fascists, and repressive military forces.We will occupy the streets and all spaces to reaffirm our peasant path and strengthen food sovereignty.

Recognizing food sovereignty, popular agrarian reform and peasant agroecology as genuine solutions to global crises, La Via Campesina fervently advocates for the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP), a vital international instrument addressing the multifaceted crises faced by peasants. Furthermore, we advocate for the establishment of a new international trade framework based on cooperation and food sovereignty to challenge the neoliberal trade system perpetuating hunger.

We call on all our members, allies, and supporters to mobilize in support of the struggles of peasants against global crises.

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April 17 @ 8 h 00 min CEST
April 30 @ 17 h 00 min CEST
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