Declaration of Peasants Rights: An Instrument in the Struggle for Land
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Declaration of Peasants Rights: An Instrument in the Struggle for Land

Now that the Declaration completes 4 years, read about some achievements and challenges of the peasant movement to implement it #LVC30Years #PeasantRightsNow This article was first publish on Capire’s website on December 20th, 2022. You can find it here. The Declaration of Peasant Rights was approved by the United Nations (UN) on December 17, 2018….

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,…

Research Brief: The rights to food and food sovereignty in UNDROP
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Research Brief: The rights to food and food sovereignty in UNDROP

RESEARCH BRIEF This research brief was first published by the Geneva Academy, you can find it here. Peasants and other people working in rural areas, including fisherfolk, pastoralists and herders feed between 70 and 80 per cent of the world population, but they represent 80 per cent of those suffering from hunger, food insecurity and…

France: Stop the criminalization of peasants who fight against water grabbing mega-basins
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France: Stop the criminalization of peasants who fight against water grabbing mega-basins

Introduction (by Defending Peasants’ Rights, updated on June 21st) In France, the stakes around water have grown considerably with the development of giant retention basins projects for agricultural irrigation. These water grabbing projects are an attack not only on the right to water of the family peasantry, which threatens the living and working conditions of…

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…

People’s Manual on the Guidelines on Governance of Land, Fisheries and Forests
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People’s Manual on the Guidelines on Governance of Land, Fisheries and Forests

A guide for promotion, implementation, monitoring and evaluation This manual was published by the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty in 2016. You can find it here. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security were officially endorsed by the Committee on World…

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…

Switzerland-UN: What measures to support the promotion of peasants’ rights?
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Switzerland-UN: What measures to support the promotion of peasants’ rights?

This article was first published on CETIM’s website, on January 27th, 2023. You can find it here. On January 27, 2023, the human rights situation in Switzerland was examined in the framework of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a UN mechanism for monitoring the rights situation in all UN member countries. In this context, our…