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!”
- Published on Thursday, 06 June 2013 14:05
LVC press release
(Jakarta, 6th June of 2013) La Via Campesina (LVC), the international peasants' movement, will inaugurate its 6th Global conferencia and celebrate the 20th anniversary of its struggle with the Women's Assembly starting at 8:00 AM on the 6th and 7th June at the Padepokan Pencak Silat Indonesia, Taman Mini, Jakarta .
The Women's Assembly is a space created by LVC to give visibility to the role and vision of rural women in the peasants' struggle. Since its birth, Via Campesina has sought to encourage women's participation at all levels and to eradicate all types of gender discrimination. As Nettie Wiebe, a leader of the National Farmer's Union in Canada points out -“Women have been key participants and leaders in La Via Campesina. In fact, the role of women is part of what makes our movement unique both in the history of peasant movements and among other international social movements and organizations.”
- Published on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 14:09
News from La Via Campesina
(Jakarta, 4th of June 2013) Within the setting of the VI Conference of La Via Campesina which will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, women farmers from Asia, Europe, America and Africa will hold the IV International Women's Assembly on 6 and 7 June, using the slogan Sowing the seeds of action and hope, for feminism and food sovereignty!
Since its birth, Via Campesina has sought to encourage women's participation in all levels of action, requests for power, and representation, as a way of recognising the importance of women in the process of the movement's political construction, and as a way of eradicating all types of gender discrimination.