La Via Campesina Southern and Eastern Africa to consult on rights of peasants and other peoples working in rural areas
- Published on Friday, 14 April 2017 23:54
(Cape Town, April 14, 2017) Next week starting on the 18th to the 20th of April La Via Campesina Southern and Eastern Africa (LVC SEAf) will hold consultations in Malmesburry, South Africa on the UN Declaration on peasant’s rights and other peoples working in rural areas, with the collaboration of CETIM and FIAN. Over 60 delegates, including LVC SEAf delegates (from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique), international delegates from South America, Asia, Europe and West and Central Africa actively involved in the negotiation process at UN Human Rights, and local partners and allies will take part in the discussions. Government officials from South Africa and the region have also been invited. The consultation aims to:
- input to the UN draft declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas, particularly articles on (i) right to land and territory; (ii) right to seeds and traditional agricultural knowledge and practice; (iii) right to biological diversity; and (iv) state obligation (v) agricultural workers and migrants (vi) income/trade/food sovereignty
- Published on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 15:47
A large coalition for Peasants’ Rights (leaded by HOTL partners and Nyéléni Europe) has launched an online petition “Strengthen the Human Rights of Peasants”! This petition asks the EU and its Member States to actively participate in good faith in the elaboration of the “UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other People Working in Rural Areas”. The aim of the petition is to generate citizen support/pressure for a change in the EUs attitude towards the Peasant Rights process at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
- Published on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:41
The Landworkers’ Alliance will be launching our post-Brexit policy recommendations outside Defra’s offices -17 Smith Square, London – at 1.00pm on Friday 21st April. The launch will feature a dining table promoting the high-quality fresh produce of our members to highlight the need for small-scale and family farmers to be offered a ‘place at the table’ in upcoming negotiations over the future of UK agriculture policy.
The launch will feature the release of a comprehensive 18-page report outlining the LWA’s key policy proposals for re-orientating agricultural support to deliver high quality food to UK consumers while building an environmentally, socially and economically resilient farming industry. Embargoed copies of the report will be available from Wednesday 19th April on request.
Four members of the Landless Workers' Movement, imprisoned since November in Paraná | Urgent call for solidarity from Brazil
- Published on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:39
For this is the situation faced by several human rights defenders in Brazil. Currently, in a scenario of increased setbacks and violations of rights, social movements are subject to constant persecution and attempts at demobilization.
The campaign ‘My crime is to struggle” wants to denounce the process of criminalization that human rights defenders have been suffering in the country.
An emblematic example of this is the situation faced by four members of the Landless Workers Movement, who have been imprisoned since November in Paraná.