As people who embody these diversities, we do not ask to be tolerated; this is not about pity or charity. This is about knowing that a socially diverse movement for agroecology and food sovereignty is a stronger movement and that the liberation of everyone is intertwined with the liberation of our societies. Diversity is at the heart of Food Sovereignty, in all territories!
Explore the transformative agenda set by the 5th International Assembly of La Vía Campesina’s Youth Articulation in Bogotá. From advocating for Palestinian solidarity to addressing global agricultural crises, the assembly delves into pressing issues like generational continuity, climate justice, and technology challenges.
La Via Campesina, recognizing the importance of engaging and facilitating parents participation, especially women, in the debates and decision-making spaces of the movement, is providing a childcare service during this 8th International Conference. A group of 15 children aged between 2 to 12 years old are being cared for while their parents participate in the conference proceedings.
After six-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, La Via Campesina’s 8th International Conference ,filled with excitement, roared into life in Bogotá, Colombia. The conference opened on the 1st of December with Youth and women Assemblies. Men Against Patriarchy and Gender Diversities meetings were held for the first time.
About 150 youth delegates from several regions of La Via Campesina convened in Bogotá, Colombia, on December 1, for their 5th Assembly, marking a significant milestone in a process that began in 2004, in São Paulo, Brazil. They engaged in thoughtful reflection, articulated positions, and proposed solutions to overcome challenges.
In this era of growing neo-fascism, La Via Campesina cannot ignore any type of violence. Taking a stance against discrimination, persecution and criminalization of people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities means strengthening a project of a livable future for the planet and humanity
This assembly will bring together young members from various backgrounds, including peasants, indigenous people, fishers, pastoralists, agricultural workers, migrants, and landless youth. As representatives of La Via Campesina’s youth, they advocate for the peasant alternative, founded on the principles of peasant agroecology.
Speaking at a meeting of the Youth Peasants’ Association of Nepal (a sister organisation of ANPFa and a member of La Via Campesina), Nepal’s Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Development hinted at a national food sovereignty law that could soon become a reality.
We, the 15 African youth representatives of La Via Campesina, meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe call for a new paradigm of continental advocacy with the full participation and support of youth peasant farmers in Africa by international cooperation and by our governments.
The LVC peasant youth delegates of Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe met in Indonesia to strengthen relationships, prepare for the VIII Conference, the Vth Youth Assembly, and a strategic action plan.