Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Peru’s indigenous women are marching into Congress (and asking ministers to go barefoot)

“We want at least 10 indigenous women running for Congress for 2021. And those women should come from FENMUCARINAP.” This was one of the big goals that FENMUCARINAP, a Thousand Currents…

October 25, 2016

Alternative EconomiesLatin America

Peru’s Potato Park: “Buen vivir” in practice

By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents Regional Director for Latin America The highest authority in the Andean communities overseeing the Potato Park near Cusco, Peru, is not the government, a…

October 24, 2016

AfricaFood Sovereignty

IDEX South Africa partners make cases on international stages

Putting Monsanto on trial The Monsanto Tribunal and a People’s Assembly for the future of food will take place from October 14-16, 2016 at The Hague. The Monsanto Tribunal will hold Monsanto accountable for…

October 14, 2016

Food SovereigntyGlobal

Press Release: Learning exchanges among food activists speed up response to climate change

October 13, 2016 BERKELEY AND BOSTON – Small, locally led organizations are producing abundant, healthy and locally produced food, and learning exchanges between farmers can help spread innovative and sustainable agricultural practices…

October 13, 2016

Climate JusticeGlobal

When defending the environment means risking your life

For grassroots environmental rights defenders across the Global South, the work of protecting ecosystems is becoming increasingly dangerous. Urgent Action Fund and numerous investigative reports like this one from Global Witness have documented…

September 27, 2016

What We Do

Lo que significa «confiar en el proceso» y por qué intentarlo

Por Ari Sahagún (In English here) Puntos clave El proceso es importante. Es la manera en que se incluyen o excluyen nuestras voces, la manera en que se mantiene o…

September 16, 2016

Our Community

Buen Vivir: An old, but fresh perspective on global development

A guest post by Savannah Hicks As I sat in my cap and gown, I reflected on the broad range of global development issues I had been exposed to my Masters in Development…

September 14, 2016

What We Do

What it means to “trust the process” (and why we do it)

A guest post by Ari Sahagún (En español aquí) Ari Sahagún First, let me introduce myself. I’m part of the founding circle of the Buen Vivir Fund on…

September 14, 2016

Food SovereigntyGlobal

The seeds of movement building

Learning exchanges are a key part of building grassroots movements and solidarity. Katherine Zavala is joined this week by three of our partner organizations this week in Brazil for the 7th National…

September 08, 2016

GlobalGrassroots Leadership

IDEX and Black Lives Matter announce global partnership

PRESS RELEASE For media inquiries, please contact: Jennifer Lentfer, IDEX, 415-528-5398, [email protected] Shanelle Matthews, BLM Network, 323-842-2136, [email protected] September 6, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO — International Development…

September 06, 2016