- Published on Saturday, 08 June 2013 23:44
News from la Via Campesina : Interview with Papis, a young peasant from Senegal.
See photos of the youth assembly here.
(Jakarta, June 8, 2013) Today saw the beginning of the Third Youth Assembly, part of the Sixth International Conference of La Via Campesina which is taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia. After two intense days of women's meetings, today it is young people from around the world who fill the corridors of the conference, discussing and sharing their experiences as young farmers, both men and women. Plenaries and working groups set up for the event have provided a space to tell of their struggles, their achievements, their setbacks and their new ideas.
Women's Assembly evaluates its global campaign to 'Stop the Violence Against Women' and makes plans for the future.
- Published on Saturday, 08 June 2013 22:33
News from La via Campesina
Global Campaign to Stop the Violence Against Women
(Jakarta, June 7,2013) The global campaign pioneered by La Via Campesina to Stop the Violence against Women is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The last five years have seen significant advances, the fruit of all the work and struggle that women have put into this campaign in all the regions which have taken it on board.
The campaign was born in 2008 with the aim of putting an end to all forms of violence against rural women. Now, five years later, around 300 women peasants and small-scale farmers from around the world have met in Jakarta under the banner of the Fourth Women's Assembly of La Via Campesina, which today has been discussing how to continue the campaign in each region.
Hundreds of peasants from around the world celebrate the 20th anniversary of La Via Campesina in Jakarta
- Published on Saturday, 08 June 2013 16:14
La Via Campesina Press release
(Jakarta, 8 June, 2013) Peasants from around the world have come together at the Padepokan Pencak Silat Indonesia, Taman Mini in Jakarta from the 6- 13 June 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary year of the global peasants movement – La Via Campesina. This is also the occasion of the movements 6th global conference, a four yearly meeting when all the 150 and more member organizations come together to debate and define the future course of the movement.
- Published on Friday, 07 June 2013 10:58
News from La Via Campesina
(Jakarta, June 7, 2013) Cheers of “Hooray for peasant women! We are the mothers of food sovereignty!” launched the IV Women’s Assembly of La Vía Campesina. The memory of María do Fetal, who died last year as a victim of violence, has been taken up again at this Assembly, which will also stress the importance of ending violence against women of the country and the city.
Today began a day of debate, in which more than 300 peasant women from every corner of the world have gathered, and in which the context of the crisis and capitalism and its consequences for women were analyzed.
Following the conferences in India in 2000, Brazil in 2004 and Mozambique in 2008, the meeting in Indonesia will focus on patriarchy, feminism and the construction of a peasant-based and popular feminism that recognizes the diversity of the women who are part of La Vía Campesina. Today begin two days of significant debate over their fights, their challenges and their aspirations, under the slogan “Sowing the seeds of action and hope, for feminism and food sovereignty!”