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…

A View from the Countryside: Contesting and constructing human rights in an age of converging crises
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A View from the Countryside: Contesting and constructing human rights in an age of converging crises

This text is a collective publication of the Transnational Institute, Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) and Fian International. Abstract In the face of the interlinked global financial and climate crisis, there is an urgent need to understand and use human rights frameworks in radical ways. Climate change itself poses massive threats to human rights, but…

Video of our webinar “The next chapter in the struggle for UNDROP: learning about the new UN Working Group”
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Video of our webinar “The next chapter in the struggle for UNDROP: learning about the new UN Working Group”

For the International Day of Peasant’s Struggles on April 17, Defending Peasants’ Rights and La Via Campesina held a webinar on the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on UNDROP, with three of its experts: Shalmali Guttal, Carlos Duarte and Geneviève Savigny. The UNDROP Working Group was created by a resolution of the Human Rights…

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…

Agroecology for food sovereignty
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Agroecology for food sovereignty

Which agroecology for peasants’ and rural workers’ rights – Introduction by Defending Peasants’ Rights We are reproducing a publication by Friends of the Earth International which aims to define an agroecology for food sovereignty. Agroecology, food sovereignty and peasants’ rights are closely linked. Together, they form a political and practical basis for both fighting the…

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…

UN Human Rights Council appoints the members of the new Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas
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UN Human Rights Council appoints the members of the new Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas

This article was first published on La Via Campesina’s website on April 8th, 2024, we can find it here. Press Release / La Via Campesina, Fian International, CETIM In October 2023, during its 54th session, the UN Human Rights Council adopted resolution 54/11, establishing a new Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and other…

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…

UNDROP: a key to a just transition to agroecology
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UNDROP: a key to a just transition to agroecology

This briefing paper was first published on Fian International website on September 19th, 2023. You can find it here. The global food crisis, rising inequalities and the triple planetary crise of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution are stark reminders that maintaining the status quo is no longer viable. We urgently need to embark on…

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…