Asian Rural Women's Campaign
on Right to Sustainable Livelihoods
Asian rural women comprise the majority of the women's population worldwide and thus, play critical roles in the fight against imperialist globalization. The intensifying crisis brought by globalization warrants an intensified resistance. Rural women, through their organisations have taken various forms of resistance to defend their economic, social and cultural rights - from rights to food, land, water, territories, and other productive resources, health and nutrition, education, traditional knowledge to decent income and jobs as well as civil political rights including right to self-determination.
Women workers, peasants, agricultural workers, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, Dalits, pastoralists, minorities, girls and children, disabled and HIV-infected and affected, the academe and support groups are in the frontlines fighting for freedom, justice and survival. Rural women are all organising, sharing strategies and perspectives to reclaim rights and build alternative societies.
The Asian Rural Women's Campaign on Right to Sustainable Livelihoods aims to highlight the various efforts of women's groups and activists in Asia in resisting imperialist globalisation and building alternatives through our advocacy and grassroots work. The impetus for this campaign came from various women's movements, groups and support NGOs in Asia to consolidate our efforts in resisting imperialist globalisation and towards ending exploitation, discrimination, opression and violence in all forms on rural women. The Asian Rural Women's Campaign on Right to Sustainable serves as platform to share our strategies; draw lessons on women's resistance and movements from different countries in Asia; and strengthen our movements.
Corporate control over land and productive resources
- No Pesticide Use Week (NPUW) is an annual campaign of Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) held from 3rd December to 10th December to commemorate the Bhopal tragedy and celebrate Human Rights Day. PAN AP and its partners campaign throughout the region to reduce and eliminate the adverse impacts of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs). This year's theme is on Women, Children and HHPs! We invite you to join in the campaign, for more information please click here."
War and militarisation
Workers and migration
Sexual and reproductive health rights
Ethnic and caste conflicts
For further information:
P.O Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 604- 6570271, Fax: 604-6560381