OUR PROGRAMS

Our Programs

1. Organizational Building and Education
- building peasant women’s organizations
- educates peasant women on their rights as peasants and as women
- organizes youth and children

2. Campaigns and Advocacy

Develops and launches campaigns:
• against the continued refusal of the government to implement a genuine land reform program
• against globalization policies specifically the unabated agricultural liberalization policy of the government.
• against the continued use of banned chemical fertilizers and pesticides and expose the perpetrators of the practice
• against the increasing militarization of the rural areas
• against sex trafficking and other forms of violence against women and children
• against the privatization of water resources and resources ( land, coastal and forests) grabbing

3. Legal assistance to peasant women land cases and violence against women cases
4. Food Security and Poverty Alleviation

- seeds and seedlings dissemination
- animals and farm tools dispersals
- lending program for small food processing and crafts production
- research and development of agri-based processed products
- producers to consumer marketing
trade exhibits to promote organic products

5. Family and Maternal Welfare

health care

- Village pharmacies which makes available to the community cheap medicines
- Trainings on primary health care, herbal medicines formulation, basic acupuncture and acupressure techniques, and other basic health skills
- Nutrition education and cooking lessons for mothers
- Medical missions

literacy and numeracy
children’s program
- establishment of play groups
- feeding program for malnourished children
- scholarships for elementary and high school students

relief, rehabilitation and family based psychotherapy for
victims of natural and manmade disasters

6. Women’s Access to Water and Energy

* planting of trees for food, fuel, feeds purposes
* building of deep wells and other potable sources of water

7. Environment and Sustainable Agriculture

- Promotion and preservation of biodiversity by:
• encouraging the production of traditional and organic vegetables and fruits
• “realizing the bahay kubo food self sufficiency concept, as well as development of communal farms.
• nurseries for the propagation of traditional species
• appropriate technology for women in farm and homes
• campaigns against seeds and products with genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
• ♀ advocacy for a gender responsive climate change mitigation and adaptation mechanisms

8. Research and Publication

* Documentation of the lives and experiences of peasant women and their families
- Publication of primers, fact sheets and other information materials on issues affecting peasant women
* Publication of the Pagsibol, the quarterly publication of the federation in English and Tagalog.

9. Local and International Solidarity

* Strengthens linkages with local and international groups for mutual understanding and support.
• Sponsors exchanges and exposure programs to rural communities
• Convenes the Asian Peasant Women Network (APWN)
• Engages with the ASEAN and other international mechanisms and mandates

10. Peasant Women Leaders Development

* Trains peasant women leaders on organization management, public speaking, basic writing skills, media liaison work, finance management and other skills.
* Sends peasant women leaders to conferences and seminars to present AMIHAN’s position and analysis on various issues and concerns.

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