At a time of multiple crises and climate change, there is clearly an urgent need to heighten the fight for women’s rights to land and livelihoods, as part of our overall struggle for economic justice and empowerment. We cannot do so without understanding the issues involved and strategizing collective actions in relation to land, agriculture and climate. Taking steps in this direction, Jubilee South – Asia/Pacific Movement on Debt and Development together with the members of its Working Group on Women and Gender organized the “Workshop on Women, Land, Agriculture and Climate” from 22 to 23 November 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
22-23 November 2013
Park Village Hotel and Resort, Kathmandu, Nepal
22-23 November in Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw, Poland – TODAY – As Australia continued to come under fire for obstructing international climate talks, civil society groups from across the world introduced a "People's Communique on Coal" into the UN climate summit that concludes this Friday.
On the last day of a series of protest actions in front of the UNESCAP building, JSAPMDD members on April 5, donned T-shirts and waved flaglets with the words "World Bank Out of Climate Finance" to emphasize their opposition to the World Bank being named as interim trustee for the Green Climate Fund established during the UNFCCC talks in Cancun last December 2010.
In commemoration of the campaign of 16 Days of Anti Violence Against Women, Solidaritas Perempuan and Solidaritas Perempuan Jabotabek held demonstrations in two separate locations in Jakarta to protest World Bank and Asian Development Bank financing, which they say have caused impoverishment and violence against women.
Protestors from the Freedom from Debt Coalition, Philippine Movement for Climate (PMCJ) and JSAPMDD marched to the US Embassy in Manila on November 24 to demand for climate justice, particularly for the US and Annex 1 countries to honor their historical responsibilities, curb their GhG emissions and provide reparations for their climate debt.
As part of its continuing effort to contribute to the global movement for change, JSAPMDD participated in the 11th South Asia Social Forum (2011 SASF) held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from November 18 to 22. Under the theme "Democracy for Social Transformation in South Asia: Participation, Equity, Justice and Peace", the alliance and its members organized and participated in several events tackling various issues and challenges that confront countries in the South Asian region.
More than 500 activists marched to the US Embassy in Bali, Indonesia on November 18 to protest the ASEAN Summit and to express calls concerning climate change issues as well as raise concerns over various issues involving people's sovereignty in the South East Asian region.
Aside from the mobilizations and press conferences organized by JSAPMDD and its network, the alliance also conducted lobby activities during the UNFCCC Bangkok Intersessionals from April 3 to 8, 2011.
"Cut your emissions, we demand reparations now! Annex 1 pay your due, No to pledge and review!", these were the key messages chanted by JSAPMDD members during its second day of protest actions right outside the gates of the UNESCAP building.
In the afternoon of April 3, JSAPMDD members joined the demonstration of the Thai Working Group on Climate Justice in front of the UNESCAP building.
A three-day Study and Strategy Seminar dubbed "On Cancun Agreements and Developments and the Road to Durban and Beyond" was organized by JSAPMDD from March 29 to 31 at the Ibis Sathorn Hotel in Bangkok. Participants included members of JSAPMDD as well as the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice.