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  • By Nikhil Aziz | January 26, 2013
    Adiammal and Mary with their colleagues from the Kalanjiam Women's Collective
     
  • By Jonathan Leaning | January 25, 2013
    Grassroots International supports hands-on solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges: hunger, violations of human rights, climate change and environmental degradation, and economic disparity. During the last year, Grassroots International and our global partners and allies – including small farmers, indigenous peoples and human...
  • By Shannon Duncan Bodwell | January 24, 2013
    In addition to Grassroots International’s role as a grantmaker to social movements across the world, we also understand that financial support alone does not bring about change. We hear about the dire consequences of misdirected U.S. trade and agriculture policies from our partners around the world – hunger, water and land shortages,...
  • By Carol Schachet | January 24, 2013
    Local residents from San Dionisio del Mar (Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico) are protesting the construction of a huge wind farm in their community.  Their prolonged and energetic resistance has been met with violent repression and even death threats made against several opposition leaders.   To take action in support of the...
  • By Saulo Araujo | January 23, 2013
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  • By Nikhil Aziz | January 14, 2013
    Vaikuntha (on the right) with Savaara youth at Yakshi's conference
    Vaikuntha is a young Savaara (an indigenous tribe from east central India) man I met in Bhimaavaram village in East Godavari district of India's Andhra Pradesh (AP) state on a site visit with Yakshi (a Grassroots grantee).  Thirteen years ago, he finished 10th grade and went back to his village in Srikakulam district. The school he...
  • By Saulo Araujo | January 11, 2013
  • By Saulo Araujo | January 11, 2013
    In the third anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, the “build back better” mantra has vanished from the news, along with promises of funding and support for a new Haiti.
  • By Nikhil Aziz | January 11, 2013
    Bhoodevi and Savaara women showcasing food sovereignty
     Bhoodevi (second from left) is a young Savaara woman from Srikakulam district (county) in Andhra Pradesh (AP) state in India. Her name means Earth Goddess or Mother Earth. The Savaaras are an Adivasi (ɑːdɪˈvɑːsi/ literally, earliest inhabitants) indigenous group that straddle the forests and hills in the border regions of modern day AP and...
  • By Saulo Araujo | January 10, 2013
    Recently David Bacon, whose work amplifies the voices of those who otherwise might be unheard, shared the story of Lorena Hernandez. Lorena is a single mother and farmworker laboring in California’s agricultural fields. Like so many other women whose stories need to be heard, Lorena describes the physical violence caused by economic exploitation,...