International Women’s Day: The European Coordination Via Campesina wishes to seize this opportunity to once more denounce the on-going discrimination against women farmers.
International Women’s Day: The European Coordination Via Campesina wishes to seize this opportunity to once more denounce the on-going discrimination against women farmers. This discrimination still exists in Europe on a daily basis. It is characterised by a lack of legal recognition for women working on farms, particularly those working on family-owned farms. In family farming, rights (quotas, income, grants) are granted to the farm’s legal owner, in this case mainly to men. This leaves many women totally unprotected. The European Coordination Via Campesina demands a complete review of this situation, and also the implementation of all possible mechanisms regarding the legal recognition of women farmers’ rights. We demand: - Equal access to all economic and social rights.- A legal framework for the joint-ownership of farms as well as universal access to equal health and welfare benefits. - Access to pensions that allow a dignified retirement. - Positive measures aimed at supporting women’s agricultural projects. - The CAP should introduce and implement non-discriminatory mechanisms for farmers. We demand an end to all forms of legal, social, economic or moral discrimination. We express our support for and participation in the actions and demonstrations planned by the World March of Women from 8th March to 17th of October. Contacts : Lidia Senra: 0034609845861Maria Vogt: 004322455153
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