Women of Adivasi Aikya Vedika -Telangana from districts Asifabad-Komram Bhim, Nagarkurnool, Jayashankar-Bhupalpalli, and Adivasi Aikya Vedika-Andhra Pradesh from districts East Godavari, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Vishakapatnam and West Godavari; Dalit Mahila Sangham, Medak; Deccani Gorrela Mekala Pempakhadharula Sangham (DGMPS), Medak; Dalit Mahila Sangham, Chittoor and co strugglers celebrated Women’s Day across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
We celebrated the day, resolving to deepen our fight against capitalist patriarchal corporate control, by asserting and defending our collective rights to our lands, forests, water, air, indigenous seeds, animals, diverse food cultures, knowledge systems and local markets towards realising our vision for food sovereignty and social justice.
We collectively identified and visualised through art, the specific forms of violence that exist within our families, our village, our schools, our agriculture fields and forests, the larger society, and shared these with one another. Our struggle is not an individual one but a collective fight against all forms of structural violence. We commit to organise around these common concerns, and foster our collective strength to creatively challenge this violence.
Women from the Food Sovereignty Alliance, joined women and women’s movements from across the country in Nagpur on March 10th 2017, at the “Chalo Nagpur” event, to denounce growing fascism, and the right wing forces of Manuvad and Hindutva, that are in total violation of our constitution. We shared about the growing violence experienced by adivasi women whose territories (land, water, forests, knowledge, local governance systems) are under attack, and whose constitutional rights are being systematically undermined.
Medak and Sangareddy at Kūdali