WTO Kills Farmers: Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek Protest Against the WTO

Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek (PKMT) and Roots for Equity carried out a protest at the Lahore Press Club, Punjab, Pakistan to register public resistance against the World Trade Organization (WTO) which is going hold its its 9th Ministerial Meeting December 3-6, 2013 in Bali, Indonesia. The purpose of the WTO was to ensure control onContinue reading “WTO Kills Farmers: Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek Protest Against the WTO”

On Rural Women’s Day: Filipino Women Rise for Rice

Rollback of rice prices to P25/kilo! Hold Pres. Aquino and Sec. Alcala accountable for the plunder of farmer’s money and food insecurity in the country.   (Photo from Arkibong Bayan arkibongbayan.org) Women from urban poor and rural communities in Manila and Rizal storm the headquarters of the Department of Agriculture to demand the roll backContinue reading “On Rural Women’s Day: Filipino Women Rise for Rice”

New York hosts International Women’s Alliance meeting

Close to 80 women and their allies turned out to the International Women’s Alliance meeting in New York, October 5, 2013, hosted by local member groups including the Women’s Fightback Network and Gabriela USA. The meeting came on the heels of a successful 4th International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees that had culminated in aContinue reading “New York hosts International Women’s Alliance meeting”

Forest Investment Program: Additional conflicts and problems to people in Indonesia

Below is a statement by the Alliance of  Yogyakarta Civil Society Against the Forest Investment Plan condemning the Indonesian government’s Forest Investment Program (FIP); specifically its negative impacts on the lives and livelihoods of Indonesian rural women and men. In line with this, the  Alliance also staged a protest action in front of the venue of the FIPContinue reading “Forest Investment Program: Additional conflicts and problems to people in Indonesia”

Shanthi: Liberating Dalit women

by Ilang-Ilang D. Quijano Forty six year-old Shanthi Gangadaran does not use much words to describe her days. But it is evident she is a very important and inspiring figure in the community, sought after by Dalit women who are among the most oppressed in Indian society.   Shanthi is a coordinator of the RuralContinue reading “Shanthi: Liberating Dalit women”

Women in the USA Speak Out on IWD

Every Issue is a Woman’s Issue Posted in http://www.workers.org “The women united will never be defeated!” and “¡Sí, se puede!” were two of the popular chants during a spirited two-hour speakout at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial in Manhattan on March 9. The rally was organized by the International Working Women’s Day Coalition, comprisedContinue reading “Women in the USA Speak Out on IWD”