Food sovereignty for all people cannot be achieved unless structural inequalities in food systems are identified and redressed. In the current society in which discrimination, oppression and corporate power are normalised and where right-wing agendas are advancing, bodies and identities differing the normative order are targeted. Women farmers have long struggled for their rights to be integrated into policies and legal instruments designed to guarantee their rights to food, land, work and social security.
It is time to add to this struggle the voices, bodies and lives of gender and sexual diverse food producers, of the ones with diverse abilities, of the ones coming from racialised communities and of so many others suffering structural discriminations… Women and LGBTQIA+ peasants have much in common and they remain marginalised, and their rights violated. Despite of defending a feminist agenda, the rights-based food sovereignty movement is not exempt from the reproduction of patriarchal and sexist patterns. How do we manage to overcome all this? In this session, we will hear the voice of four peasants from four different continents. They will share lived experience, as farmers and activists, who experience in their own bodies multiple and intersecting forms of discriminations. They will also share insights on how their revolutionary love generates concrete actions for systemic transformations towards a world in which we all can be free.