La Via Campesina
Komurembe Beatrice from the Eastern & Southern Africa Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF) talks about the challenges faced by women peasants, as well as women in general, in her country, Uganda.
Gladys Serwaa, member of ECASARD, a peasants’ rights group in Ghana, speaks to Peoples Dispatch about the challenges faced by peasant women in her country.
“We understand that capitalism is the main source of inequality and that many forms of violence emerge from these inequalities.”
Over 60 peasant women leaders from 20 different countries across the globe joined the Global Meeting of Women Articulation, organized by La Vía Campesina.
The ‘Global Meeting of Women Articulation’, participated by peasant women leaders from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, aims to reflect on different challenges faced by peasant women and women in general.
The World Bank, in it’s report, wants the countries to move towards deregulation of labour laws as a solution to accommodate this changing nature of work, and financing of social security measures through levying taxes such as VAT (value added tax) and cutting subsidies.