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October 2019

16 October: International Day of Action for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty and against Transnational Corporations

16 October 2019 @ 8 h 00 min - 25 October 2019 @ 17 h 00 min BST

This October 16, the International Day of Action for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty and against Transnational corporations, we call for action by organised social movements, unions, universities, the media and people’s governments that prioritise their peoples. We call for increased pressure to enforce farmers’ rights and for public policies based on food sovereignty and not on the interests of the global market and agribusiness. There can be no food sovereignty without respect for peasant rights. There can be no food sovereignty…

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November 2019

25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November 2019 @ 8 h 00 min - 15 February 2020 @ 17 h 00 min GMT

From 25 to 30 November 2019, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, La Via Campesina is calling upon its members and allies to carry out mobilisations and actions to strengthen our collective struggle for a conscious and free society, which does not exploit humans and nature. The global peasant movement denounces the capitalist, patriarchal, racist and colonising system that exploits, oppresses and attacks the lives of women and humanity in general. Globalise our struggle! We…

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February 2020

08 March: International Women’s Day 2020

18 February 2020 @ 8 h 00 min - 24 March 2020 @ 17 h 00 min GMT

Peasant and Rural women awake and organized for food sovereignty and dignified life! Against violence and agribusiness! 8 MARCH 2020  During the week of 08th March, as La Via Campesina we are organizing decentralized actions in different countries and continents. Let’s all speak out together for fairer societies and call for the end of all forms of violence and oppression against the women of the world! We are awake and in struggle, both in the countryside and in cities. It…

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April 2020

APRIL 17, 2020: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEASANTS’ STRUGGLE

17 April 2020 @ 8 h 00 min - 17 May 2020 @ 17 h 00 min BST

On April 17, 1996, members of the Landless Workers‘ Movement MST were shot dead by the military police of the state of Pará with impunity. This incident shocked the whole world and provoked massive resentment, especially in rural communities. La Via Campesina responded with solidarity actions and demands for justice, mobilising peasant communities not only in Brazil or Latin America but all over the world. It declared April 17 as the “International Day of Peasant Struggles” to keep the peasant…

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September 2020

Watch:”Globalize Solidarity, Localize Agriculture” | Web-Dialogue

10 September 2020 @ 13 h 00 min - 5 October 2020 @ 16 h 30 min CAT

On 10 September 2020, La Via Campesina marked the International Day of Action against WTO and FTAs. On this day, in memory of Lee Kyung Hae' sacrifice, we held a web-dialogue between peasant leaders and activists from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. 

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October 2020

16 October: International Day of Action for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty and against Transnational corporations

16 October 2020 @ 8 h 00 min - 27 October 2020 @ 17 h 00 min BST

“Eating healthy is our right; it's our struggle” Global Call for Solidarity action This October 16th, the International Day of Action for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty and against Transnational corporations, La Via Campesina insists that it is #TimeToTransform our society with food sovereignty and peasant agroecology. We are what we eat. Having healthy food is a basic human right. It is important to insist today, that the peasant way of producing food, in harmony with nature, is not just an act…

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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

January 11 @ 8 h 00 min - February 25 @ 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!

February 25 @ 0 h 00 min - March 24 @ 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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