Nov 082010

Source: Amnesty International Carmen Mejia’s life is at risk because she has dared to speak out about a controversial gold mine and the impacts that local people have encountered to their health and environment. Carmen Mejía works courageously to defend the human rights of marginalized Mayan communities in Guatemala. Her life is at risk because […]

Nov 042010

Back to main page                                            Women and Food Sovereignty: A Global Perspective                                                          Photo by Ananya Mukherjee-Reed   Women play a central role in household and community food sovereignty. Hence they have an inherent right to resources for food production, land, credit, capital, technology, education and social services, and equal opportunity to develop and employ […]

Nov 032010

Back to main page                                                     Image from The Environmental Food Crisis   We find that in order to create a better food system, we must break up the corporate control of our seeds, land, water and natural resources Statement from the People’s Movement Assembly on Food Sovereignty      Articles “Food security as if women mattered: A […]

Nov 032010

                                                                  Photo by Bing Gong Food is a basic human right. Everyone must have access to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food in sufficient quantity and quality to sustain a healthy life with full human dignity. Each nation should declare that access to food is a constitutional right and guarantee the development of the […]

Nov 032010

Back to main page Kudumbashree Diaries: Part I By Ananya Mukherjee-Reed Kerala, hailed as God’s own country, attributes its high development indices to the local women. Through their group, Kudumbashree, these women are not only rejuvenating the local agrarian economy but are also changing the way women are perceived. Ananya Mukherjee-Reed explores the myriad achievements […]

Nov 032010

Back to main page                                         Image from The Environmental Food Crisis We declare and denounce that agribusiness and the inherent logic of production of foods oriented towards the market and not for the right to food, is one of the main causes of climate change through changes in the use of land (deforestation and […]

Nov 022010

Source: OneWorld South Asia By Ananya Mukherjee-Reed Part I of this article took us to a journey through Kerala where women are engaged to ensure food security though their group Kudumbashree. The concluding part throws light on its organisational structure , the systematic linkages it has established with administrative surroundings and how it has empowered […]

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