As part of this day of action, we denounce all kinds of violence, evils of the capitalist and patriarchal system that exploits and oppress women, we manifest against the femicides as the most ruthless expression of violence expressed over the women, childhoods and diversities bodies.
While women took part in the establishment and building of La Via Campesina in different territories and international spaces, a collective struggle was necessary to get space and exposure, as well as to push feminism as a struggle that cannot be separated from the peasant struggle and the struggles of the peoples of the world.
As part of the activities related to the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’, eight LVC organizations in Southern and Eastern Africa promoted activities to reflect on the topic, from the perspective of peasant women.
Within the framework of the 8th conference of La Via Campesina, the international peasant movement discussed how to fight against patriarchy to change the relations of inequality in the countryside that exist between men, women and diversities, as a form of struggle against capitalism that promotes these injustices.
On this day of action #25N23, together with organised and rebellious women from all over the world, we will call for a day of mobilisation, training and exchange, with forums, direct actions, fairs and other events.
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”.
As part of the #8M23 celebrations the National Union of Peasants (UNAC), will launch the publication “Peasant women are women: understanding violence against peasant women in Southern and East Africa” on 17th March.
Hundreds of civil society, Indigenous Peoples’ and women’s organisations urge Member States of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to stand strong in the face of pressure to undermine human rights and gender equality.
Under the motto “Agribusiness profits from hunger and violence. Women resist for land and democracy!”, Landless Women plan nationwide rallies from March 6th to 8th.
On International Day to End Violence Against Women, the women of the Landless Workers Movement… Read more →