- Published on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:13
For healthy and quality food, decent work, and a just and sustainable agricultural policy in a Europe of the People and of Solidarity.
We call on ECVC’s member organizations, allied groups, grassroots networks, and the whole peasant and food sovereignty movement in Europe to mobilize this 25 March – on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome – for another Europe, for one that cares for its population and not that protects corporate interests, for an agricultural policy that provides quality food, decent income for producers, decent work and protects the environment.
- Published on Friday, 10 March 2017 15:02
(March 8, 2017)Today, The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) as all liberals and progressives people in the world, are celebrating the International Women's Day. On this occasion, UAWC would like to confirm its profound faith in the principle of emancipation of women, where UAWC believes that the liberation of any society can only be achieved by assuring women's liberation and their equal participation in all sectors, since women are half the society.
- Published on Thursday, 09 March 2017 15:34
Opening speech by Elizabeth Mpofu (General Secretary of La Via Campesina) of the Peasants’ Rights Congress in Schwabisch Hall, Germany on March 8
The need for a UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other People Working in Rural Areas is all the more urgent and evident in the 21st century. Despite years of campaigning for a better recognition and protection of the rights of peasants, displacements and criminalization continue affecting hundreds of thousands of peasants globally.
Hunger and malnutrition, unemployment and poverty all have something in common; they are more prevalent in rural areas and the countryside. Because of this, most people coming from the countryside, have been exploited (policies forced upon them with limited consultation and participation), dispossessed, displaced, criminalized, brutally treated by those in power and the rich, sometimes taken to court and/or killed for defending their rights related to natural resources, values and culture. Such injustices in most cases have gone unpunished or reported. Laws or political concepts have been made to sanitize and sanctify social injustices. The future UN declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas will contribute to solve these problems by recognizing rights to land, water, seeds and other natural resources and stressing the importance of improving access to productive resources and investment in appropriate rural development. This will be a milestone for peasants and rural people all over the world.
United States-México border: Migrant farm workers and food producers' action on Women's Day | #March8
- Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 16:17
Announcement from Border Agricultural Workers Project, members of the NA Region of La Vía Campesina.
150 local employees, mostly women lost their jobs without severance continue to demand justice.
El Paso, Texas: This Wednesday, March 8, on International Women's Day at 10am at the former Bruce Food Corporation employees are gathering at the location of the Teasdale Foods Co, (Formerly Bruce Foods) 8000 Ashley Rd. to stand against the inappropriate treatment and firing of the Bruce Foods employees. The majority of this group of discarded workers- after so many years of exploitation- are women, some of them heads of household who suddenly lost their income to support their families. The public and the media are invited to join us to report this gross injustice against food workers and their families.