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Elizabeth Mpofu is the Chair of the Small Organic Farmer’s Forum of Zimbabwe, the country that will host the operational secretariat of Via Campesina, and is participating in the 4th Women’s Assembly of the peasant network.
In an interview with Real World Radio, Elizabeth said that the women of Via Campesina Africa aim at highlighting the role of women in most of the issues and challenges discussed during the first conferences, such as land-grabbing and neoliberal policies: challenges women are also facing. Elizabeth insists on the rights denied to women, and how on many situations, women are left in a situation of insecurity when their husbands die and they have to take care of their children and land.
The second day of discussions at the assembly focused on the global context, especially violence against women, for example how women are often forced to have sex in order for them to get a job. Women are also demanding a deep change in national policies about traditional marriages, which should be recognized and respected, according to Elizabeth.
When asked about the cultural argument used to maintain violence against women, she said that effectively women have less access to the rights enjoyed by men, for instance on education, and that men are paid better salaries and are given more responsibilities than women at the same position. So, according to Elizabeth, the main message the women from Via Campesina want to convey is that “Women can do it. That is we are campaigning for. (…) We should be treated at the same level as men».
Doce casos, varios países, diferentes derechos elementales violados y un mismo modus operandi: las corporaciones trasnacionales, competitivas por esencia, parecen no obstante actuar frente a un espejo cuando de blindar ganancias y eludir responsabilidades se trata.
Nuestro programa de esta semana va dedicado al pueblo palestino. Junto a la voz Xavier Abu Eid, chileno palestino asesor del Departamento de Negociaciones de la Organización para la Liberación de Palestina (OLP), escuchamos la voz de la incasable Nora Cortiñas, referente de Madres de Plaza de Mayo Línea Fundadora expresando su solidaridad con Palestina.
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