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The anti-colonial struggle for the self-determination of the Haitian people has reached the United Nations

Fully intertwined with current geopolitical dynamics, the anti-(neo)colonial struggle in Haiti is central. Confronting existential challenges, the Haitian people engage in a protracted struggle for emancipation and self-determination. This endeavor necessitates a robust and mobilized internationalist solidarity movement. Dominant imperialist forces persist in asserting control over the small Caribbean island to gain strategic advantages, thwarting Haiti’s path to true independence and national sovereignty.

Spain: Only 3 out of 10 Euros from CAP go to Land Managed by Women

According to data from the Spanish Agricultural Guarantee Fund (FEGA), the proportion of CAP aid received by women-owned farms significantly lags behind that of men, with only 27.5% of direct aid and 26.34% of Rural Development aid going to women. Under the current scheme, farms owned by women farmers and livestock breeders are marginalized because they are smaller in size and have ineligible production.

UN Human Rights Council appoints new Working Group on Peasants’ Rights (UNDROP)

The 5th of April 2024, the UN Human Rights Council officially appointed the five experts. This marks a significant milestone in advancing the implementation of the rights enshrined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. This achievement is important to rural organizations advocating for their rights.

Palestine: Urgent Global Action against the Use of Starvation as Genocide in GAZA

La Via Campesina and Union of Agricultural Work Committees call upon the people of the world to join global actions in solidarity with Palestine on the 13th of April – the Global Mobilisation Day. Many actions are planned including Global Fasting- a symbolic action to encourage all of us to pause and reflect on what is happening in Gaza.

2024 | March Newswrap: Updates from Member Organizations Worldwide

March witnessed global mobilization for International Working Women’s Day, emphasizing the vital roles of peasant and indigenous women in sustaining communities and feeding the world. From Brazil to Australia, women rallied against injustice, violence, and climate crises, demanding rights, land access, and recognition for their contributions to food sovereignty and social justice.

Srilanka: MONLAR and other civil society members call out IMF’s ‘selective consultations’

The signatories express discontent with the IMF’s dismissive attitude towards civil society concerns, urging for transparent and participatory decision-making processes concerning reforms, particularly in debt restructuring. They are demanding a reduction in the country’s debt burden through a fair and transparent process, including the identification and cancellation of odious debt.

The Voices of Palestinian Women

Listening to the voices of Palestinian women is fundamental to understand the historical and current forms of genocide against the Palestinian people. They addressed how genocide is not simply about numbers, but an orchestrated policy. Genocide is an attack on the bases that sustain life: land, bodies, the everyday work of production and reproduction of Palestinian life.

This March 30th, the Land Day in Palestine: Stop the Genocide against Palestinians!

On this March 30th, Land Day for Palestine, we issue an unequivocal demand for the immediate cessation of the Israeli-led genocide against the Palestinian people. As we mark the 48th anniversary of Eternal Land Day, we stand in solemn remembrance amid the ongoing, brutal campaign of annihilation carried out by Israeli occupation forces.

Argentina: The peasant perspective, 90 days of the Milei Government

Since December 10th, day in which Javier Milei came into power of the Presidency, Argentina has been living a democratic deterioration process of the State institutions and a wide range of policies that result in an economic recession process that is suffered by the working class. 20.6% suffer from food insecurity and the consumers have paid 5.2 times more than the price paid to the producers.

La Via Campesina calls for an end to the blockade of Cuba

This unjust, illegal and exclusionary policy directly and daily affects the life, development and well-being of the Cuban population. The tightening of the blockade has caused a deficit in the capacity of electricity generation, affected the transportation and distribution of food, among many other damages.

Latin America: CLOC Via Campesina issues solidarity to Cuba

CLOC-Via Campesina, have learned of the events that took place in Cuba on March 17, regarding the expression of discontent of groups of citizens in the eastern part of the country, in view of the difficulties that the Cuban people are facing today, specifically related to the deficit in the capacity of electricity generation and food distribution.

Call to Action – #17April: International Day of Peasant Struggles

This April 17- the International Day of Peasant Struggles brings us together to commemorate the Eldorado do Carajás massacre in 1996 and to struggle for social justice and dignity. We call on all our members, allies, and supporters to mobilize in support of the struggles of peasants against global crises.

UAWC Updated Briefing Report on ‘Stop Gaza Starvation’ Campaign

Over the past five months, the “Stop Gaza Starvation” campaign led by the Union of Agricultural Work Committees has reached 96,975 beneficiaries in the Gaza Strip, despite severe bombardments and challenges. Essential aid delivered includes food parcels, hygiene and sanitary products, addressing critical needs amidst gas shortages.

Guatemala: CUC Renews Call for Women’s Education and Land Access

The CUC demands that girls have access to education, preventing early marriage and motherhood, providing women with equitable access to land and fair trade opportunities, eliminating gender discrimination, ensuring fair working conditions, creating market opportunities for artisanal products, and promoting a life free from violence.

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