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With limited land, access to it has been a prevailing issue which leads to human rights violations to farmers, and to the disadvantaged women and indigenous peoples.
By: Rod Harbinson
Date: 7th January 2016
Saturday, 12 December 2015
By Nathalie Margi
When world leaders attend international conferences like Conference of Parties (COP21) on climate change, they face political pressure and opposition. When women stand up for environmental rights in their communities, they face harassment, violence, and death threats.
Women’s groups led by the National Federation of Peasant Women (Amihan) stormed the office of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Quezon City on the International Day of Rural Women, Oct. 15, to protest poverty, hunger and landlessness.
The groups then proceeded to Manila and brought their protest to the Don Chino Roces bridge (formerly Mendiola) near Malacanang.
FAO has developed a programme of work entitled “Promoting gender-equitable and inclusive primary agriculture investments that contribute to enhance food security, reduce poverty and strengthen the livelihoods of poor rural women and men”, which aims to:
Shortcut to CARP. Landless farmers gather in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform head office in Quezon City to demand that President Aquino should complete the comprehensive agrarian reform program.
Indigenous human rights defender Ms Erita Capion Dialang has been under threat since the killing of her sister-in-law on 18 October 2012, during an attack by a battalion of the Philippine armed forces.