World March for Women: Linking Struggles from Across the Globe

Sophie Ogutu is a feminist human rights activist who works with the Kenyan chapter of the World March of Women, an international feminist movement fighting to eradicate the causes of gender violence and poverty.  The World March of Women also embraces food sovereignty as a fundamental human right, with a particular focus on women. Women […]

Fighting for a Democratic Food System: From South to North

A democratic food system: That’s how Joan Brady defines food sovereignty in action. Joan is a food producer in southern Ontario and is a member of the National Farmers Union of Canada and North America regional coordinator of La Via Campesina, the international social movement organization that popularized the term food sovereignty. “Not only am […]

Accessing Land for Sustainable Agriculture and Cultural Identity for Somali Bantu Immigrant Communities

The Somali Bantu Community Association works to build food justice and food sovereignty in Maine by creating opportunities for members of the Somali Bantu refugee community to grow healthy, organic, and culturally-appropriate food in Lewiston and Auburn. In the process, the organization aims to increase food security in the refugee community, as well as provide […]