In the media: Climate change lessons from Andhra Pradesh, Camden New Journal.

The state of Andhra Pradesh in India has seen a transformation to natural farming which has been made possible by women organizing, writes Solveig Francis. They have created thousands of self-help organizations across more than 3,000 villages.  Since 2016 they have spearheaded an agricultural, economic and social transformation through Community Managed Natural Farming: agroecology based on no/low tilling,…

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Event: Climate change – learning from women farmers in Andhra Pradesh, India.

A Global Women’s Strike event for South India Heritage Month. Thursday 20 July 2023, 6-8pm, Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Rd, London NW3 3HA.  ALL WELCOME. What we saw when we visited the women’s self-help groups transforming their communities with natural farming. We in the city must know more about how our food is grown…

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GWS at XR’s The Big One, 4 days of action in Central London

Four days of action from 21 to 24 April brought together 60,000 people around Parliament to force the UK government to act on the climate emergency. On Friday – “Unite to Survive” day – diverse networks of mothers, grandmothers, other carers and people with disabilities spoke out on refusing poverty, the devaluing of caring and…

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Event this Friday – Join the Women’s Speak Out at XR’s The Big One

Friday 21 April, 1pm, Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA. XR’s The Big One – four days of actions 21-24 April to bring together 100,000 people around Parliament to get this government to act on the climate emergency. On Friday – “Unite to Survive” day – diverse networks of mothers, grandmothers, other carers and people with disabilities will…

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8 March: Andhra Pradesh Natural Farming comes to Kentish Town!

A Global Women’s Strike event for International Women’s Day 2023 Andhra Pradesh Natural Farming comes to Kentish Town! Wednesday 8 March, 5-7pm Kentish Town Library, 262-266 Kentish Town Road,London NW5 2AA     ALL WELCOME   SOLVEIG FRANCIS, based at Crossroads Women’s Centre, will report on her recent visit to the growing women-led farmers’ movement in Andhra Pradesh…

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Selma James in the Guardian: For peace in Haiti, first win the war on hunger

Your article on the Haiti crisis omits mention of the only Haitian government that people voted in by a landslide – twice. Headed by the former liberation theology priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically elected president, it uniquely focused on tackling poverty, supporting small farmers, building schools and hospitals, increasing the minimum wage and demanding justice…

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Selma James speaks at Oxford Real Farming Conference: A Care Income to Protect the Land, the People and the Natural World

Speakers: Selma James, Swati Renduchintala, Pranom Somwong, Dee Woods, Jyoti Fernandez. As mothers, carers, farmers/farm workers, land and human rights’ defenders, women do most of the work of feeding (starting with breastfeeding) and protecting families and communities, the soil and the environment. For doing this fundamental caring work of society, unwaged and low-waged, we are…

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Draft international petition: A care income for all caring work for people and planet

Caring for others is the foundation of every society. Yet this work, done mostly by women, in the home, on the land and in the community, is devalued, unwaged or low waged, leading to poverty, dependence and endless work. The pandemic and above all the climate emergency have forced us to recognise that caring for and protecting people and the natural world must become the universal priority.

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Join us at Oxford Real Farming Conference, 4-6 Jan – Register now

The Global Women’s Strike is speaking at two sessions of theOxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) 4-6 Jan 2023. We hope you can attend and tell others about the conference: three days of packed sessions, the first day online only, the following two in person & online. You can register for the online sessions HERE (free…

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