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Rural women unite, kick off campaign March 8

8 March 2014
Press Release

As the world marks the International Women's Day on March 8, various groups from eight countries in Asia Pacific and Africa will kick off a campaign highlighting the plight and struggle of rural women through simultaneous activities by participating organisations. 
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"Ma terre, ma vie" (My land, my life): The Women of West Africa called for a stop to land grabbing during the 3rd Sub-Regional Leadership Training in Senegal!

31 January 2014
Media Alert

(Dakar) Thirty-one (31) women from Senegal, Mali and Benin and Cameroon, including women from Malaysia and the Philippines gathered for the 3rd sub-regional Trainers' Training on Rural Women's Leadership from 24 - 30 January 2014. Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Africa organised the 6-day training, together with PAN Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP), GABRIELA Philippines and the Asian Rural Women's Coalition (ARWC) to further strengthen women's organizations and communities in West Africa.  
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The Travelling Journal begins it journey across Asia Pacific and Africa to collect stories of Rural Women’s stories on their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

27 January 2014
Press Release

Rural women from developing countries are embarking today on a journey to speak up on their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), through a travelling journal that will visit 13 countries in Asia Pacific and three countries in Africa.  
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Rural women mobilise for food sovereignty, their stories revealed in successful 'travelling journal'

15 October 2013
Press Release

Rural women’s groups from across Asia mobilised by the thousands to celebrate International Rural Women’s Day (RWD), a day to honour rural women’s critical role in food and agriculture and to demand for food sovereignty as a solution to poverty and hunger among the world’s small food producers.  
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"Travelling journal" goes to Rome
Rural women bring stories, demand for sustainable food systems to global food security meet

7 October 2013
Press Release

ROME, Italy - Agro-ecology and sustainable food systems. These are among the key demands of rural women to leaders and policymakers who gathered for the 40th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS40) in Rome on October 7-11. 
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PAN AP jumpstarts the "Women Reclaim our Seeds!" campaign
22 May 2013
(Penang, Malaysia) - On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) launches its campaign with the theme "Women Reclaim our Seeds" to celebrate the inspiring diversity and knowledge on seeds in the hands of women. 
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Intervention of the Civil Society Mechanism on the importance of consultations
18 October 2012, Rome, Italy
My name is Magimai Appakuti of Tamil Nadu Dalit Women's Movement in India and of the Asian Rural Women's Coalition (ARWC). I speak as part of the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM). I am a member of a women farmers' group doing collective farming.  
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5th International Day of Rural Women 2012 Activities

15 October 2012 [read more]

Voices from Asia Pacific: Just and Sustainable Development Goals for Women

Date & Time: 15 Jun 2012, 13:30 - 15:00
Venue: T-3, Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro 
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Petition to support the peasant women, asserting right to life and lands in Central Mindanao, Philippines

Please sign and circulate the online petition in support of the forcibly ejected farmers of Buffalo-Tamaraw-Limus Farmers' Association (BTL) and the BTL Women's Association from the lands they have tilled for about three decades inside the Central Mindanao University (CMU) in Maramag, Bukidnon, Southern Philippines. [read more]

Proceedings to the Asian Rural Women's Conference:
Rights, Empowerment and Liberation

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