- Published on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 15:47
A large coalition for Peasants’ Rights (leaded by HOTL partners and Nyéléni Europe) has launched an online petition “Strengthen the Human Rights of Peasants”! This petition asks the EU and its Member States to actively participate in good faith in the elaboration of the “UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other People Working in Rural Areas”. The aim of the petition is to generate citizen support/pressure for a change in the EUs attitude towards the Peasant Rights process at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
- Published on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:41
The Landworkers’ Alliance will be launching our post-Brexit policy recommendations outside Defra’s offices -17 Smith Square, London – at 1.00pm on Friday 21st April. The launch will feature a dining table promoting the high-quality fresh produce of our members to highlight the need for small-scale and family farmers to be offered a ‘place at the table’ in upcoming negotiations over the future of UK agriculture policy.
The launch will feature the release of a comprehensive 18-page report outlining the LWA’s key policy proposals for re-orientating agricultural support to deliver high quality food to UK consumers while building an environmentally, socially and economically resilient farming industry. Embargoed copies of the report will be available from Wednesday 19th April on request.
Four members of the Landless Workers' Movement, imprisoned since November in Paraná | Urgent call for solidarity from Brazil
- Published on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:39
For this is the situation faced by several human rights defenders in Brazil. Currently, in a scenario of increased setbacks and violations of rights, social movements are subject to constant persecution and attempts at demobilization.
The campaign ‘My crime is to struggle” wants to denounce the process of criminalization that human rights defenders have been suffering in the country.
An emblematic example of this is the situation faced by four members of the Landless Workers Movement, who have been imprisoned since November in Paraná.
- Published on Thursday, 06 April 2017 13:55
The declaration "Our land worth more than carbon" launched during COP 22 and signed by more than 50 organizations around the world is topical and needs our attention, once again.
In order to comply with the Paris Agreement, our States are currently designing national plan (called NDCs: Nationally Determined Contributions). At the moment, several more initiatives are also being implemented simultaneously - such as 4 per 1000 initiative, AAA: Adaptation of African Agriculture, climate smart agriculture, and so forth.