ILC Asia Members' Declaration on the International Youth Day
Sunday, 13th August 2017
For the very first time, ILC Asia started the discussion to include the youths within its struggle over land. Young farmers from five Asian countries gathered in Bogor, Indonesia from the 10th to 12th of August 2017. Participants in the regional gathering brainstormed ideas on youth and land which resulted in a common agenda of working together for a campaign with the commitments of organizations who participated. The initiative called “Securing the Future: Land Rights for Rural Youths” was opened on the occasion of International Youth Day 2017.
“Only social movements can address social change” - Santiago, on women’s involvement in public spaces, said that. Having worked with indigenous and Muslim women most of her life, she said “if by tradition, women and girls are designated to set the family dining table, then another table has been put up to which can be attributed some of the successful stages of the talks, the peace table is set-up and put into strategic position by the women themselves.”