• By Salena Tramel | April 23, 2012
    Israeli-imposed restrictions on the people of Gaza's access to the sea have dama

    The tiny motorboat’s engine coughs a couple of miles offshore and whirls to a stop. Gazing out over the aquamarine Mediterranean waters, I feel high from the fumes of cheap Egyptian diesel and the smell of sea salt. “Let’s get in,” says Mahfouz Kabariti, a fisherman, stripping down to swim trunks and diving overboard. A Palestinian friend who...

  • By Anonymous | March 22, 2012
    Separation Wall

    By Alicia Tozour and Mina Remy

    Compared to their Arab neighbors, the occupied Palestinian territories are endowed with an abundance of freshwater. Despite this fact, Palestinians do not have access to enough water to meet their daily needs or support their small farms. Although Israel’s illegal expansion into the Palestinian...

  • By Salena Tramel | March 15, 2012

    Waiting for my visa interview on a dusty embroidered couch at the Afghan Embassy in Cairo, minutes turned into hours. I had recently decided to spend International Women’s Day in the countryside outside of Kabul, to learn from women there as they work towards a better Afghanistan. My mind wandered as I prepared for the journey, and I found...

  • By Saulo Araujo | March 14, 2012
    “Anytime a new wall is built, hundreds of acres of forest and fertile land for food production is flooded. Anytime a new wall is built, a river dies. The death of the rivers is the end of our livelihood” - José Josivaldo, Movement of People Affected by Dams, National Coordination body member
  • By Saulo Araujo | March 12, 2012
    After a successful campaign to protect women’s land rights, Nicaragua’s peasant women achieved another policy milestone. Along with urban-based women’s organizations, they lobbied the National Congress to pass a new women’s rights legislation. And they won. The legislation, yet to be signed into law, received broad congressional approval – 84...
  • By Anonymous | March 8, 2012

    By Alicia Tozour

    Today, Grassroots International honors International Women’s Day by celebrating the ongoing victories of our partners, grantees and allies in their promotion of a global social movement for women’s rights and climate justice.

  • By Saulo Araujo | March 7, 2012


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  • By Jonathan Leaning | February 22, 2012

    From all corners of the world, small farmers, indigenous peoples and human rights activists have been percolating solutions upward to advance their rights to land, water and food. With 2011 behind us, Grassroots International celebrates some of the victories and inroads that took place last year, all with funding from Grassroots...

  • By Mina Remy | February 9, 2012
    Haitian farmer at work

    Two years following the earthquake, community-based organizations in Haiti are still advocating for the same changes and considerations as they did last year, namely land and housing rights, respect for national sovereignty in the reconstruction process and aid accountability.