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April 2020


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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March 2021

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

March 25 - April 30

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”

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


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September 2021

10 September | International Day of Action Against WTO and FTAs

September 10 @ 8 h 00 min - September 22 @ 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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