The EAPN delegates had a chance to share experiences and strategies with representatives of grass-root organisations from India, Thailand, Kenya, Brazil, Cambodia and Malaysia. The meeting also provided an opportunity to look at how International Human Rights instruments can be used to support our struggles. For more information see: www.dignityinternational.org
The last days of the gathering were spent with leaders and supporters of Ekta Parishad (the Indian non-violent social movement of landless peasants) as they met before starting on 2 October their year-long march for land and livelihood rights. This march will culminate in October 2012 with 100.000 peasants march to Delhi to hold the Government accountable for their promised land reform. Fintan Farrell addressed the meeting to give a message of solidarity form EAPN. EAPN will promote knowledge about this march and we hope that EAPN members will join for part of the march (more information to follow). EAPN will also take inspiration from the Ekta march and organise events in Europe to show the link between the struggles to fight poverty in Europe and India and how that they are part of a global campaign.
For more information see: www.ektaparishad.com