Dear members of the CSM Working Group on Women, We are pleased to invite you to the first webinar of a series on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants, organized by FIAN International, with some members of this WG as speakers.
The first sessions, focused on the rights of women in rural areas, will take place next week in English (18/03), Spanish (17/03) and French (19/03).
See more information below – including link to register. For any questions, please contact Andrea firstname.lastname@example.org. We thought these webinars were relevant for the group! Feel free to disseminate this invite widely!
Best, the FIAN International Team.
The New Rights of Peasants Declaration: A Landmark for the Right to Food Struggle
Formally adopted in 2018 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas is a landmark for the right to food of small-scale producers and the struggle for food sovereignty around the world. In this three-part webinar series we will discuss the normative and political contributions brought by UNDROP to the rights of women in the rural areas, the fight for climate justice, and the right to seeds and biodiversity. Join our discussions!
Session 1 – Rights of Women in Rural Areas:
In the thick of International Women’s Day & Beijing+25, legal scholars, women fisheries and human rights practitioners will assess the key messages furthering gender justice and women’s rights in UNDROP.
Date: March 18th
Time: 16.00 CET
- Gabriela Valentín Díaz (University of Miami);
- Nettie Wiebe (La Vía Campesina)
- Fatou Camara (NAAFO-WFFP)
Register for the webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BCedtDMaQaSdfKqfDgr6vA
Moderator for Spanish and English Webinars: Andrea Nuila (FIAN International)
Modérateur du webinaire en français: Philip Seufert (FIAN International)
Session 2 – Climate Justice:
People’s human rights should be at the core of any solution for climate destruction. Social movements from different parts of the world will come together to discuss the interlinkages between the right to land, water and food adopted in UNDROP and the broader fight for global climate justice.
Session 3 – Right to Seeds and Biodiversity:
The right to seeds and biodiversity are now recognized and protected under UNDROP. Experts will evaluate the main contributions of the Declaration amid a challenging context of patenting and privatization of peasant seed systems.