La Via Campesina has over 200 million members in more than 80 countries. There are three levels within La Via Campesina. The member organizations, which include unions, cooperatives, or associations, form the first level. Then, all these organizations are grouped by region, with nine regions in La Via Campesina. These nine regions together constitute La Via Campesina. Every four years, a conference is organized to decide the working priorities for the next four years. The next conference will be held in Colombia in December. We expect 500 delegates from all over the world.
The General Coordinator of La Via Campesina dive deep into the significance of being a peasant in today’s world and the pivotal role LVC plays in addressing global crises, shaping our society, and advocating for social justice. She delves into La Via Campesina’s unwavering commitment to empowering peasant women and the transformative impact of their contributions. Learn about the organization’s ongoing initiatives in Colombia, Nepal, and its connections with peasant movements in Australia.
Our conference is a living space, from communication and training, we seek to create dialogues, meetings, debates and build collective proposals. Help us to make visible the national, regional and international process to reach our Conference in Bogota, Colombia. Download our communication kit here!
On 15th May, in Mons, Belgium – hosted by ECVC – we organized a hybrid event to commemorate La Via Campesina’s 30 years of foundation. The meeting was an opportunity to further strengthen the movement, shed light on recent triumphs, and address the forthcoming hurdles.
We call on everyone who is part of La Via Campesina to build our 8th Conference, to be held from November 21-28, 2023 in Bogota, Colombia.
The struggle for justice and dignity is significant as we celebrate the Day of Peasant Struggle on April 17. On this day, La Via Campesina reaffirms the central elements for a political project to ensure a future for humanity.
The International Day of Peasant Struggles is commemorated by La Via Campesina every year on 17 April to remember the Eldorado do Carajás massacre in 1996. On this day, we also highlight and denounce the continued criminalization, oppression, and repression of peasants worldwide.