On the 23rd of last month, at a road in front of Seoul City Hall, more than 1,000 peasant women gathered for the ‘2023 National Peasant Women’s Conference’ organized by the Korean Women Peasants Association, wearing white attire, urging the resignation of the Yoon Seok-yeol government, which implements policies harmful to agriculture and farmers.
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.
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.
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.
By rebelling, we sow popular peasant feminism, build food sovereignty, and organize against crises and violence! Join and follow us on social media using hashtags such as #WomenInStruggle, #FoodSovereigntyNOW, #8ConfLVC, and #8M23.
Within the neoliberal capitalist system, women are affected not only by labor division per gender and race, but also by free trade agreements, mining, GMOs, wars, and other domination tools.