Justice for the Victims of State Violence in Kidapawan, North Cotabato! : Page 2 of 2

Posted on 5 April 2016
day of action organized with the initiative of the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), which was intended simply as a freedom-of-speech event for the voicing of hardships and grievances shared by the peasant community especially throughout the region. 
The region of Asia is home to approximately 55% of the world population, and of this, 58% depends on agriculture for livelihood. However, it has only 23% of the world’s total land area. Geographical, political and economic forces and policies, such as those promoted by institutions like the IMF, World Bank and WTO to relax foreign restrictions on land ownership, have contributed to a situation in which both local and multinational land-grabs, carried out through both legal and extra-legal means, among other factors, continue to lead to the displacement and/or impoverishment of peasants and small-scale farmers. Efforts to confront such social problems with state violence can only add to the already staggering amount of suffering.
We urge the international community to join the Global Day of Action on April 8 by holding solidarity gatherings and actions to call for immediate relief for the Kidapawan farmers and their families, justice for the victims, and accountability of the Aquino government.
Endorsed by:
Name Organization/Designation Country/Region
  World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) Asia
Human Rights Justice and Peace (HRJP) Committee World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) Asia-Pacific
Mama Koité Doumbia Plateforme des Femmes leaders du Mali Bamako, Mali
Hippolyte Falade Groupe de Recherche et d’Action pour la promotion de l’Agriculture et du Développement (GRAPAD)  Benin
Jacqueline Musugani Nyangoma Initiatives des Femmes en situation difficiles pour le developpement integre, (IFESIDI) Congo
Demba Moussa Dembele IBON International West and Central Africa Office (WCAO) Dakar, Senegal
Henriette Faye IBON International West and Central Africa Office (WCAO) Dakar, Senegal
Mary Louise Malig Global Forest Coalition Global
Truong Quoc Can Consultative Institute for Socio-Economic Development of Rural and Mountainous Areas (CISDOMA) Hanoi, Vietnam
Mange Ram Adhana Association for Promotion of Sustainable Development India
Anil K. Singh South Asian Network for Social & Agricultural Development (SANSAD) India
Chennaiah Poguri  Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Viritidarulu Union (APPVU) India
  Andhra Pradesh Matyakarula Union (APMU) India
Julie Smit Action Solidarité Tiers Monde (ASTM) Luxembourg
Jerome van de Loo   Netherlands
  Nederlands-Filippijnse Solidariteitsbeweging (NFS) Netherlands
  Roots for Equity Pakistan
  Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek (PKMT) Pakistan
Elizabeth Cox

Former head of UN Women, Pacific Region and long serving activist with the rural farmers 

Papua New Guinea
Javier M. Claparols Ecological Society of the Philippines Philippines
Nicolás Cruz Tineo Instituto de Desarrollo de la Economía Asociativa (IDEAC) Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Xisto Martins Resilient Agriculture and Economy through Biodiversity Action (RAEBIA) Timor Leste
Alzira Reis Alola Foundation Timor Leste
Jenito Santana  Movimentu Kamponezes Timor Leste (MOKATIL) Timor Leste
William Nicholas Gomes Human Rights Defender and Freelance Journalist/ founder of Christian Development Alternative (CDA) UK
  U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) US
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