Stop violence against women! Globalise the Struggle, Globalise Hope!
For the women of La Via Campesina from all over the world, 8th of March is a day of struggle, resistance and denunciation of the capitalist system, transnational corporations (TNCs), patriarchy and masochism. These oppress, exploit and violate women. It's also a day of solidarity with women’s struggles.
As peasant women, we are fully committed to the struggle for food sovereignty as a solution for systemic change. This includes our struggle for access to land, water, health and seeds. We use agroecology as a political practice which envisions a world built on the principles of justice and equity. In recent times, we have seen an increase in violence against women. Our struggles and resistances are being criminalised in a context of growing conservatisms, dismantling of public policies and violations of long-fought-for women’s rights.
|Today is the 58th day of the continous protest of SLT Manpower Workers in front of the Telecom Head office, demanding to absorb them to the permanent cadre of Sri Lanka Telecom. So far government has not positively responded to their demand. Chintaka Rajapakse from MONLAR expressing the solidarity with SLT manpower workers' struggle!!|