From the 8-14 March 2023, the women of La Via Campesina gathered in Maputo Mozambique to host and attend the 1st International Women’s School of La Via Campesina attended by 60 women from 39 countries of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and the ArNA regions.
Many concepts have been deleted without our consent. For example, the right to water was taken out, and other human rights frameworks, interconnected with the Right to Food, have been undermined.
Within grassroots rural movements, the struggle for LGBT+ rights is combined with the struggle for food sovereignty in the pursuit of a just world, with freedom and diversity, and equal relationships between people and nature. In Brazil, solidarity has been at the center of the struggle against LGBTphobia in rural areas.
Recently, La Via Campesina received a request to participate in a civil society “council” to the WTO executive. After careful consideration, we decided to decline this invitation. Through this open letter, we wish to explain why we believe it is impossible to reform the WTO in a way that is favourable to peasants and, more generally, to the interests of the people.
On this important occasion, member organizations and allies expressed their resistance against the harmful consequences of agribusiness and the extractive industry, which pollute the soil, water, and commons.
This document compiles the reasoning and most important arguments the Global Campaign for Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human Rights as mandated by Resolution 26/9 of the UN Human Rights Council.
Peasant and indigenous women in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas organized scores of solidarity actions to mark the International Working Women’s Day (#8M23). In this interactive article, we bring you an update.
Indonesia’s food procurement agency (Bulog) plans to import 2 million tonnes of rice by December this year, with the first phase seeing the import of 500,000 tonnes. Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI) has denounced the move.
Documents leaked from a confidential source reveal that the EU-Mercosur deal’s proposed annex, supposedly intended to safeguard the environment, climate and human rights, does nothing to achieve this.
UNAC and La Via Campesina Southern and Eastern Africa, on March 17, in Maputo, launched the publication “Women Peasant are Women: Understanding violence against rural women in Eastern and Southern Africa”.