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10 September | International Day of Action Against WTO and FTAs

On 10 September 2003 and outside the WTO Ministerial meeting venue in Cancun Mexico, Lee Kyung Hae, a small-scale rice producer and peasant activist from South Korea, martyred himself by stabbing in the chest, to protest the neo-liberal policies pushed by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Lee acted in revolt because he was among the... Read more →

16 October | Food Sovereignty is Land, Water, Seeds, Bread and Solidarity!

Call to humanity to take action for food sovereignty On October the 16th, we celebrate 25 years of envisioning food sovereignty. This 25-year celebration and reflections are happening at a time when the planet and humanity is facing unprecedented crisis upon crisis. Climate change ravages the planet and biodiversity loss at catastrophic levels. Pollution is... Read more →

25 November | International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

This November 25, 2021 – Global Day of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women, La Via Campesina calls to organize actions to raise awareness, give visibility, stand in solidarity and denounce the alarming violence experienced by women, children and LGBTQIA* people worldwide; a violence that has only worsened with the COVID-19 pandemic. Today,... Read more →

#8M2022 | Global Call to Action | By Sowing Food Sovereignty, We Harvest Rights and a Dignified Life!

On March 8, 2022–International Working Women’s Day—we salute the historic struggles of organized working women in the countryside and in cities for their rights and to live with dignity. Women are the ones who feed their peoples, preserve collective memory, and lead resistance throughout the world. During this Day of Action we call upon our... Read more →

17 April 2022 – International Day of Peasant Struggles

17 April is the International Day of Peasant Struggles, commemorated by La Via Campesina every year to remember the Eldorado do Carajás massacre in 1996 and highlight the continued criminalisation, oppression and repression of peasants, workers, and indigenous people communities worldwide. This year also marks a special milestone in the life of La Via Campesina. We are... Read more →

Mobilizations | WTO Ministerial in June, Geneva

From the 13-16 June 2022, the WTO held its 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva. The WTO is struggling to seek relevance again in a world battered by inequality, hunger, extreme poverty, wars and a once-in-a-century pandemic. Read about La Via Campesina's Mobilizations here.    

10 September 2022 | International Day of Action against the WTO and FTAs

On 10 September 2003 and outside the WTO Ministerial meeting venue in Cancun Mexico, Lee Kyung Hae, a small-scale rice producer and peasant activist from South Korea, martyred himself by stabbing in the chest, to protest the neo-liberal policies pushed by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Lee acted in revolt because he was among the... Read more →