During the fifth International Conference of the La Via Campesina, in Maputo, Mozambique, 2008, women from all over the world gathered to make a joint declaration. In this text, they reaffirm their fight against gender norms that violate the human dignity of women worldwide – as well as the neoliberal economic system that perpetuates such practices, which affect women and girls in rural areas the most. Not only that, but they also claim their right to nondiscrimination and their sexual and reproductive rights. The women of the Via Campesina commit themselves to reach a violence-free rural world, with justice, solidarity and with food security. Photo credit: La Via Campesina