WILPF has signed a collective appeal against land grabbing released during the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal, in February 2011.
The appeal calls for an immediate stop to land grabbing and the restitution of the lands that have been taken away from local communities. Land grabbing threatens the right to food of rural populations, condemns them to suffer unemployment and rural exodus, exacerbates poverty and conflicts and contributes to the loss of agricultural knowledge and skills and cultural identities.
The Dakar Appeal, together with the names of organisations endorsing it, will be presented during the mobilizations against the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ meeting in Paris on 22-23 June.
The appeal is also open to signatures from individuals add your voice!