MAP Belgium’s Peasant Towns Charter: an example of using UNDROP at local level
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MAP Belgium’s Peasant Towns Charter: an example of using UNDROP at local level

The Mouvement Action Paysanne (MAP) is a Belgian association of peasants and citizens who have set up an “ Independent Peasant School ” (ASBL EPI) to pass on peasant knowledge and know-how. MAP and EPI are committed to public recognition of the existence, content and specific nature of peasant agriculture and the peasant profession. On…

Empowering Rural Communities Through UNDROP – the actions of ESAFF-Uganda
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Empowering Rural Communities Through UNDROP – the actions of ESAFF-Uganda

We are presenting here the work of the peasants organization ESAFF (Eastern and Southern Africa Small-Scale Farmers Forum) Uganda on the UNDROP. ESAFF-Uganda is a member organization of La Via Campesina. Call to domesticate UNDROP ESAFF-Uganda has been commited to the promotion and implementation of UNDROP for many years. Right after the adoption of the…

Fact sheet on the UN Working Group on UNDROP
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Fact sheet on the UN Working Group on UNDROP

At the occasion of the election of the experts for the UN Working Group on UNDROP, Fian International, Cetim and La Via Campesina published a new fact sheet on the Working Group. The document explains why it was so impertive to have a Working Group installed. It also details what are the prerogatives of the…

Anticolonial struggles in the Global South: A peasant perspective
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Anticolonial struggles in the Global South: A peasant perspective

On Thursday March 14, 2024, a conference “Anticolonial struggles in the Global South: A Peasant Perspective” organized by CETIM, La Via Campesina (LVC), Uniterre, Le Silure, FIAN International/FIAN Switzerland and the Movement for Peasant and Citizen Agriculture (MAPC), was held in Geneva. This conference was organised on the occasion of the visit of an LVC…

Webinar – The next chapter in the struggle for UNDROP: learning about the new UN Working Group
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Webinar – The next chapter in the struggle for UNDROP: learning about the new UN Working Group

Online – Wednesdey April 24th 12-2pm UTC For International Peasants’Day (April 17th), Defending Peasants’ Rights and La Via Campesina invite you to their webinar dedicated to the new UN Human Rights Council Working Group on the UNDROP. The Human Rights Council created the Working Group in October of last year, and its members will soon…

Palestine: no food sovereignty without national sovereignty
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Palestine: no food sovereignty without national sovereignty

This article was originally published in CETIM’s website the 20th of March 2024. The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (a Palestinian peasant organisation and member of La Via Campesina), CETIM and FIAN International conducted a week of advocacy in support of the Palestinian people’s struggle against Israeli colonialist and genocidal oppression. This campaign took place…

In defense of peasants’ rights and popular peasant feminism – Voices of Peasant Women of La Via Campesina
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In defense of peasants’ rights and popular peasant feminism – Voices of Peasant Women of La Via Campesina

During La Via Campesina’s 8th International Conference in December 2023, Capire and Defending Peasants’ Rights asked women leaders of La Via Campesina what popular peasant feminism and the recognition of peasants’ rights in the UNDROP mean for them. This video was included in an article of Capire about Defending Peasants’ Rights, you can find it…

Nyeleni: Introducing the message of pastoralist communities – a voice from the land
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Nyeleni: Introducing the message of pastoralist communities – a voice from the land

We publish here the Nyeleni Newsletter n°46: Introducing the message of pastoral communities, a voice from the field. This newsletter was published in December 2021. We publish it to carry the voice of pastoral communities, communities recognized and endowed with rights by the UNDROP. In this newsletter, you’ll find testimonials from communities, as well as…

Peasant Protests in Europe
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Peasant Protests in Europe

We republish here an article written by Christophe Golay linking current farmer protests in Europe to the rights contained in UNDROP. This article was originally published in English on the Geneva Graduate Institute website on February 6, 2024. A list of articles and press releases, notably from the European Coordination Via Campesina, concerning these protests…

In the name of climate: The criminalization of peasants and forest guardians in Thailand
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In the name of climate: The criminalization of peasants and forest guardians in Thailand

In Thailand, the government has been rolling out a climate change mitigation policy since 2014. One of the components of this policy concerns the protection of the country’s forests. For this strand, the government has decided to sanctuary these lands in defiance of the lives and rights of the people who live and depend on…