March 8 - International Women’s Day
Solidarity with organized women fighting for land in the Global South!
In different regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America, organized women are fighting to maintain and recover their communities’ territories. “My land... my life”, reminds a poster from women in Cameroon who face multiple forms of violence from oil palm plantation companies.
This March 8, we stand in solidarity with feminist and women’s struggles in the Global South, which, in defence of their land and forests, are resisting capitalist, patriarchal, racist and colonial oppressions.
As a way to recognize them, we share a series of articles and audiovisual materials with diverse stories of struggle by women in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and India.Their testimonies reveal not only the injustices to which they are subjected, but also—and most importantly—how they are forging a path of hope for themselves and their communities through their organization and struggle:
- Podcast: Testimonials from women affected by SOCFIN plantations in Sierra Leone
- Oil palm plantations in Chiapas, Mexico: Women in struggle against territorial control and violence
- Video: Resistance to oil palm plantations in Uganda
- PETAR without concessions: Women fight privatization of their territory in Brazil
- Patriarchies in the forests of India: Communities at risk
- Reclaiming land in Misiones, Argentina: A fight for social justice and a dignified life