La Via Campesina’s petition on Palestine : More than 2900 signatories demand immediate action!
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La Via Campesina’s petition on Palestine : More than 2900 signatories demand immediate action!

Defending Peasants’ Rights relays here the petition launched by La Via Campesina on October 21st and joins its call for a immidiate stop to the war on Palestinian people by Israel. You can find the petition HERE. You can find this article with the list of signatories HERE on La Via Campesina’s website. More than…

Victory! UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution to Advance Peasants’ Rights Worldwide
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Victory! UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution to Advance Peasants’ Rights Worldwide

This article was first published on La Via Campesina’s website on October 11th, 2023. You can find it here. (Bagnolet, October 11, 2023) In its 54th session, an overwhelming majority of member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council took a historic step by voting in favor of  a resolution aimed at further implementing…

La Via Campesina and CETIM denounce the sanctions against Niger
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La Via Campesina and CETIM denounce the sanctions against Niger

This article was first published on Cetim’s website, on September 20th, 2023. You can find it here. On July 26, 2023, the Nigerien military overthrew the President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum. In response, a number of international organizations took coercive economic measures, such as blocking the banking system and imposing trade embargoes. Unilateral coercive measures…

An opportunity for rural struggles: UNDROP follow-up mechanism before the Human Rights Council
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An opportunity for rural struggles: UNDROP follow-up mechanism before the Human Rights Council

This article was first published on La Via Campesina’s website on September 11th. You can find it here. Time has come for the implementation of United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP) to be tackled at the international level. It is in this context that La…

Peasant agriculture: a key element in the fight against the climate crisis
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Peasant agriculture: a key element in the fight against the climate crisis

The current climate crisis is undeniably part of the ongoing multidimensional crisis of the neoliberal system: a system that sacrifices environmental balances and ecosystems for the short-term profit of dominant minorities, particularly the transnational agribusiness. In the face of this, advocacy efforts are being made at international level to counter the devastating effects of this…

Human Rights Council Side Event: The Rights of Peasants and Rural Workers in times of multiple crises held in Geneva
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Human Rights Council Side Event: The Rights of Peasants and Rural Workers in times of multiple crises held in Geneva

This article was originally published in the website of the South Centre A side-event to the 52 session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, titled “Respecting, protecting and fulfilling the rights of peasants and other rural workers – A clever move in times of multiple crises” was held at the Palais des Nations,…

Webinar : Alive and kicking. Peasants’ rights into practice, a regional perspective
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Webinar : Alive and kicking. Peasants’ rights into practice, a regional perspective

La Via Campesina and Defending Peasants’ Rights will held a webinar for the International day of Peasants Struggles, April 17th 2023, at 12.00 UTC. To see at what time it will be in your time zone go here. CONNECTION LINK Join us to discover how collectives and communities are using the UNDROP to further their…

The Implementation of the UNDROP: what is next?
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The Implementation of the UNDROP: what is next?

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP) was adopted in December 2018. However, its application seems challenging. On 4th June 2021, the South Centre organized a virtual meeting aiming to promote a debate about future actions to move forward the implementation of the UNDROP.  The meeting…

Cooking up political agendas
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Cooking up political agendas

Feminist materials on the right to food and nutrition for women in rural areas “Cooking up political agendas” was first published on Fian international website on September 7, 2020. You can find it here. With “Cooking up political agenda” Fian international proposes a full set of tools to organize struggles for the right to food…

EU-MERCOSUR FTA violates peasants’ rights and climate commitments
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EU-MERCOSUR FTA violates peasants’ rights and climate commitments

This article was originally published on the website of La Via Campesina. Joint statement by the European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) and the Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo CLOC – Via Campesina condemning the EU-MERCOSUR free trade agreement as undemocratic and in violation of peasants’ rights and climate commitments. This statement comes at a…