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Without addressing the realities of women, there can be no sustainable development, women from Asia Pacific reminded all states and participants in the Rio+20

Press Release by Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) Women from Indonesia, Burma, Philippines and Thailand presented their realities and demands to realize sustainable development at the side event: Voices from Asia Pacific: Just and Sustainable Development Goals for Women,” co-organised by Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), Asian Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC), and Asian Women’s Network on Gender and Development (AWNGAD) at Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro on the...
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International petition to save farmers and indigenous peoples of Southern Philippines from oil palm expansion launched

Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific today launched an international petition aimed at immediately stopping the landgrabbing activities of A Brown, a Philippine oil palm plantation company, which since 2010 has displaced an indigenous farming community in Opol, Misamis Oriental in Southern Philippines. A report entitled “The Real Trespassers: Landgrabbing in the Name of Palm Oil in Southern Philippines” that chronicles the findings of the International Fact-Finding Mission (IFFM) in Opol has been released...
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Women and Food Sovereignty – The future we shall fight for in Rio and beyond

Sustainable development will only be achieved through social and gender justice, human rights and equity, and the pursuit of food sovereignty, not the “green economy” Twenty years ago, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio, Brazil (also known as the Earth Summit) led to the forging of historic commitments from governments around the world to save the planet. This June, the Rio+20 Summit is being held to assess how much of the Earth...
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Women Resist Crisis and War! Fight for National and Social Liberation!

International Women’s Day Statement 8 March 2012 International Women’s Alliance The current economic and financial crises of the crumbling capitalist system hit women the hardest. The economic and ecological repercussions of these crises increased the vulnerability of women to the different forms of oppression, discrimination and violence inside and outside the home. Women of the working class were the first to suffer the brunt of the crises. They were the first to be laid off...
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Thousands of Afghan Women Make Urgent Request: Help Us “Stand Up!” to End Violence Against Women

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The Jalal Foundation announces a global petition drive to combat violence against women in Afghanistan, launching March 8, 2012 as part of the annual worldwide renewal of commitment and solidarity towards activism Against Gender Violence campaign, now in its 100th year. The heart of the “Stand Up!” global petition drive is a call for support signatures for a comprehensive resolution to end violence against women in Afghanistan, drawn up by Jalal Foundation...
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End imperialist exploitation and oppression of the people! Women of the world unite!

Struggle for land, jobs, social services and rights! March 8 International Women’s Day GABRIELA National Alliance of Women in the Philippines GABRIELA National Alliance of Women in the Philippines sends its solidarity to women all over the world in commemoration of March 8 International Women’s Day! This year, we commemorate the International Women’s Day amidst crisis and war. Poverty among the toiling people in countries all over the world worsens with the protracted global economic...
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