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…

TRAINING ON THE UNDROP – SESSION 3 “CONCRETE CASES” AND 4 “TOOLS AND IMPLEMENTATION”
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TRAINING ON THE UNDROP – SESSION 3 “CONCRETE CASES” AND 4 “TOOLS AND IMPLEMENTATION”

La Via Campesina and CETIM have organized a training course for La Via Campesina members in August 2023, and are now making training materials available to all. This material is also available in PDF version here for session 3 and here for session 4. Following the first two individual and self-training sessions, interactive sessions 3…

TRAINING ON THE UNDROP – SESSION 2 “KEY RIGHTS OF THE UNDROP”
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TRAINING ON THE UNDROP – SESSION 2 “KEY RIGHTS OF THE UNDROP”

La Via Campesina and CETIM have organized a training course for La Via Campesina members in August 2023, and are now making training materials available to all. This material is also available in PDF version here. Session 2 of the UNDROP training seminar aims to provide a general overview and analysis of the key rights…

TRAINING ON THE UNDROP – SESSION 1 “HISTORY OF THE STRUGGLE FOR THE UNDROP AND LESSONS LEARNED”
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TRAINING ON THE UNDROP – SESSION 1 “HISTORY OF THE STRUGGLE FOR THE UNDROP AND LESSONS LEARNED”

La Via Campesina and CETIM have organized a training course for La Via Campesina members in August 2023, and are now making training materials available to all. This material is also available in PDF version here. In December 2018, after 17 intense years of work and negotiations, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United…

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…

Ever so current archive: the situation of peasants in Europe still demands UNDROP rights – Interview with Vincent DelobelEver so current archive:
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Ever so current archive: the situation of peasants in Europe still demands UNDROP rights – Interview with Vincent DelobelEver so current archive:

Vincent Delobel, a peasant farmer in Belgium, describes the situation of peasants in Europe. First of all, it’s very difficult for peasants to earn a decent income from their work, and secondly, it’s impossible for many young people to set up or take over a farm because of the financial cost and pressure on land….

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…

Indonesian Peasants’ Union Organized Formation on UNDROP and other legal ressources for its Members
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Indonesian Peasants’ Union Organized Formation on UNDROP and other legal ressources for its Members

On 22-23 July 2023, the Indonesian Peasant Union (SPI) held UNDROP and legal formation for its member in Sumatra Island. This event was held in Medan, and was attended by 23 young peasants from different provinces such as Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, Bengkulu and Jambi. This activity was held as one of SPI’s…

Video-interview with Guy Kastler (LVC): The importance of the rights to seeds for peasants
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Video-interview with Guy Kastler (LVC): The importance of the rights to seeds for peasants

Guy Kasler, peasant rights activist and member of the Confédération Paysanne (France) and La Via Campesina, talks about the importance of the right to seeds for family farmers. Indeed, their ability to produce food and meet their own needs depends on it. But we mustn’t forget that this rights is also important for humanity as…