news, updates & statements

innabuyog's statement on the 16 days of activism to end violence against women

women & hunger - un world food programme

on the occasion of world rural women's day and world food day

statement on the occasion of world rural women's day and world 'foodless' day

october 15 world rural women's day but who's celebrating?

gmo eggplant : a potential threat to the lives of indian farmers and consumers

a call for an end to war, call for democracy

apwld march 8: women defending our rights, asserting ourselves to liberation!

lessons from the wto 6th ministerial meeting: an appraisal and call to action

a statement of innabuyog-gabriela cordillera

front perempuan indonesia

Joint Statement on Result of 11th Jan Mention on the 14 WTO Detainees By Hong Kong People's Alliance and Korean Struggle Mission against Hong Kong WTO Ministerial

wto : guilty as charged by asian women!

apwld calls for the immediate release of 900 peaceful protesters arrested in hong kong during wto talks, december 18

rural women speak against wto in hong kong, december 15 2005

asia pacific women's village at wto meeting in hong kong

apwld statement women's peaceful voices of dissent

stop corporate globalisation

mini glossary on AoA

letter to financial times

tongan women's action for change (twac)

asia pacific statement to global civil society forum

"palit-bigas" prostitution

20 october 2005

october 15 is world rural women's day

the negotiations are in motion

a call toaction to social movements, mass organizations and all civil society groups

no deal in the hong kong ministerial!

huge protest opens peoples' week of action on WTO in geneva

game over WTO invitation

CSOs statement on G20 meeting september 9-10 Pakistan

G-33 appeal of farmers organisation and NGOs

the colombo declaration




On the occasion of World Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day, we the women belonging to Kovalam, a small village in the State of Kerala , India , share our concern about the way our right to produce safe food and keep our environment intact for our children is taken away by the goverenments and big companies.

While we are trying to rejuvenate our land and water by taking away hazardous pesticides and fertlizers and other toxic materials and trying to protect our seeds, we understand that our national government is in the process of giving permission to genetically modified food crops like Bt Brinjal, Golden rice, GM potatoes and GM mustard . This is a violation of our fundamental right to produce our food which is culturally and ecologically appropriate to our life. We, who have the capability to produce good quality food for our country totally oppose this introduction of genetically modified seeds which are proved to be hazardous to environment and our own health and which are owned by multinational companies.

On this day  we declare our village as a GM-Free village where we will not allow any genetically modified seed to enter our village and genetically modified food to enter our kitchen and we the producers of non-chemical food will start spreading this message to our sisters , both producers and consumers of our state.


Sajikumari
S. Sujatha
Radhika

For the women organic farmers of Kovalam
Thanal
H-3 Jawahar Nagar, Kawdiar,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695003,
Kerala, India.
Ph : +91-471-2727150, 5543001
website : www.thanal.org