Declaration of the Women's International Committee of Via Campesina

On the occasion of the International Women's Day, 2009

We, women farmers from the five continents gathered in Seoul, South Korea, in the framework of Via Campesina’s Women’s International Committee meeting, declare:

On the 8th of March, the International Women's Day, we reaffirm our willingness to take actions to change the capitalist and patriarchal world that gives priority to the market’s interests instead of the rights of people.

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Via Campesina Campaign to end violence against women

For Agrarian Reform and Food Sovereignty : No more violence against women!

Presentation document for the Vth conference of Via Campesina, Mozambique, Oct 2008

Call to join the Campaign
We, the women and men of La Via Campesina stand together to denounce violence in all its forms against all people, especially women.
Statistics on the injury and death of women in all countries unequivocally prove to us that women are more vulnerable to violence, not only from institutions and the state, but from men in their

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Feminisms, challenges and changes in Latinamerica

Feminism is plural, it has never responded to some single political line; it grew out of different situations, with matrices inherent to each context. It has multiple political points of reference that converge on one common point: the struggle against patriarchy, which is not only political or cultural, but rather a social system based on maintaining power relationships, founded on a complex of economic, political and social relations.

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Farmers repression in Rio Grande do Sul: Solidarity with the women defending life and biodiversity

We express our solidarity with the women of Rio Grande do Sul/Brazil in their action against green deserts.

On March 4th, around 900 women of Via Campesina Rio Grande do Sul occupied the 2.100 hectares “Fazenda Tarumã” in Rosário do Sul. The women cut the eucalyptus and planted native trees in a land illegally purchased by the giant Finish-Swedish paper and celluloses company Stora Enso. The police violently attacked the peaceful gathering, injuring badly as many as 50 women.

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