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November 2020

Nov 25: International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Violence against Women

25 November 2020 @ 8 h 00 min - 3 December 2020 @ 17 h 00 min CET

On this Day of Struggle in #Nov25, we as La Via Campesina call on our member organizations and allies to join in our struggle full of hope and resistance to transform the realities that perpetuate violence and ensure that the rights of all women and LGBTQ people are respected; to ensure that they are able to participate in the construction of new societies. TimeToTransform #WomenInTheStruggle #StopViolenceAgainstWomen Call for Life, against Violence! Solidarity, sorority and resilience are essential values to live…

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December 2020

03 Dec: International Day of Action for Life and Against Agrotoxics

3 December 2020 @ 8 h 00 min - 1 January 2021 @ 17 h 00 min CET

This ‘International Day of Action for Life and Against Agrotoxics’ La Via Campesina, in association with Heinrich Böll Stiftung, is releasing a short video that highlights the promise of peasant agroecological practices, which is based on centuries of evidence and expertise. Watch it here>

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January 2021

New Film : The Feast/Tong-Tong

11 January 2021 @ 8 h 00 min - 25 February 2021 @ 8 h 00 min CET

La Via Campesina and ZINTV present "The Feast"/"Tong-Tong", a film produced collectively by Anne-Sophie Guillaume, Thomas Michel and Papis Coly What is it like to be a young peasant farmer in Senegal at a time when the authorities and the transnationals are grabbing farmland, parceling it out among them, and turning peasants into farm labourers? https://vimeo.com/465042940 This film focuses on the lives of Senegalese farmers who are fighting against powerful legislative and economic forces. From fishing to herding, and from…

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February 2021

#8M2021 Against the Virus of Patriarchy and Capitalism, the Vaccine of Feminism and Solidarity!

25 February 2021 @ 0 h 00 min - 24 March 2021 @ 23 h 59 min CET

This coming March on the 8th, the International Women’s Day, organized in our diversity and together with one single voice we declare: Against the Virus of Patriarchy and Capitalism, the Vaccine of Feminism and Solidarity!, while highlighting the essential role of rural women and peasants as a whole. Therefore, we call on our member organizations, allies and friends to mobilise from all the spaces where we are, in our communities, streets, public squares, markets, schools and jobs, in defense of…

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March 2021

#17April2021: Twenty-Five Years of peasants’ struggles in bringing Food Sovereignty to reality

25 March 2021 - 30 April 2021

At the 1996 World Food Summit La Via Campesina put words to its vision to oppose the destructive capitalist industrial model that is causing hunger, inequality, and the climate crisis by defining "food sovereignty". Since its launch 25 years ago in Rome, food sovereignty has had far-reaching implications on public policies, picked up by many organizations and institutions. This year, we celebrate 25 years of building food sovereignty. It is indeed an opportunity to give visibility to all successes and…

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May 2021

New Documentary: “A Movement in Formation”

26 May 2021 @ 8 h 00 min - 26 August 2021 @ 17 h 00 min CEST

https://vimeo.com/534888854

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September 2021

10 September | International Day of Action Against WTO and FTAs

10 September 2021 @ 8 h 00 min - 22 September 2021 @ 17 h 00 min CEST

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 thousands of farmers in Korea who lost their farm and livelihoods after the country decided to import its food. This policy had the blessing of…

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

23 September 2021 - 4 November 2021

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 pervasive and chokes both terrestrial and marine life. Hunger, poverty and inequality are on the rise. COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the already dire situation. We…

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November 2021

25 November | International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

5 November 2021 @ 8 h 00 min - 31 December 2021 @ 17 h 00 min CET

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, societies require public policies that guarantees their rights and a dignified life for women and communities. These multiple forms of violence impact on more than…

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March 2022

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

March 4 @ 8 h 00 min - March 31 @ 17 h 00 min CET

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 member organizations, allies, and friends to demand an end to all forms of violence and oppression. Governments must do more than support the survivors. They…

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