Let us Proudly Commemorate International Year of Small Scale Fisheries & Aquiculture - 2022

“Assert Women rights to means of food production to ensure food sovereignty”.

        Galle District

                                                              Baticoala District

                                                            Ampara District 
                                                             Monaragala District

         One of a major part of the Food Sovereignty Alliance in SL lead world foodless month actions was to bring to the light of women’s rights in food systems in our society. NAFSO dedicated 17th October as day of women rights.

        Women in NAFSO network launched programs physically amid COVID threat under the theme      of “Assert Women rights to means of food production to ensure food sovereignty”. Women in several areas drafted a memorandum with the emerged issues from the workshop and handed over the memorandum to Addalachenai, Baddegama, Batticoloa, Kilinochchi,

         Negombo and Trincomalee DS divisions.

         Nadeeka Jayamali the SFO- Galle said, “Once our women understand the real meaning of the concept of Food Sovereignty, they will come forward to assert their rights. It is clear there is no victory without struggle. Hence this is decisive moment of our struggle to #Food Sovereignty.” The Nirosha of DIFSO- Batticoloa lead the campaign there and said, “We are oppressed many ways, poverty, unemployment of youth, livelihood issues, environmental destruction due to illegal sand mining. We as women take the lead to address these issues collectively and we mentioned them in our memorandum.”

        Lavena Hasanthi, the women Coordinator of NAFSO appreciated all the efforts of women leaders for their commitment. “We know it is COVID threat everywhere. But we can’t be silence seen all these oppression. We will continue our struggle vigorously coming days, months and years.”