The following is the outcome statement of the 3rd People’s Forum of Peace for Life, with the theme "Affirming Life Together in the Face of Belligerent Empire", held last October 23-27, 2013 on Jeju Island in the Republic of Korea. IWA Chairperson Liza Maza attended the said event. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ We, the participants of the 3rd Peoples Forum of … Continue reading In Solidarity with Gangjeong Villagers Say No to the Jeju Naval Base!
This paper was presented by Prof. Pamela K Brubaker, Professor Emerita of Religion from the California Lutheran University, in time for 3rd People's Forum on Peace for Life held last October 26-27, 2013 in Jeju Island, South Korea. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Multiple Crises of Global Capitalism and Threats to Life: Financial and Economic Crisis Pamela K. Brubaker … Continue reading Multiple Crises of Global Capitalism and Threats to Life: Financial and Economic Crisis
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 on … Continue reading WTO Kills Farmers: Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek Protest Against the WTO
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 back … Continue reading On Rural Women’s Day: Filipino Women Rise for Rice
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 a … Continue reading New York hosts International Women’s Alliance meeting
The call for applications for our Asia-Pacific Regional Feminist Legal Theory and Practice (FLTP) Training of Trainers, Chiang Mai, Thailand 22 – 28 November 2013 is still open! DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 17 OCTOBER 2013 The FLTP training has been a significant activity of APWLD and has grown into a dynamic program that offers a … Continue reading Announcement: APWLD call for applications for Feminist Legal Theory and Practice (FLTP) Training of Trainers Still Open
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 FIP … Continue reading Forest Investment Program: Additional conflicts and problems to people in Indonesia
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 Rural … Continue reading Shanthi: Liberating Dalit women