Centre for International Governance and Justice
Consider two contrasting world views. The first is of a better world achieved through the realisation of human rights. According to this world view:
the ideal of free human beings enjoying freedom from fear and want can only be achieved if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy his [human] rights.
According to the second world view, championed by the international peasants’ movement, La Via Campesina:
We must never be afraid to imagine a much better world, one without the WTO, one that is based on Economic Justice, that has Food Sovereignty at its heart and…that relates to Mother Nature in a respectful and sustainable manner.
People’s mobilisation, confrontation with oppressors, active resistance, internationalism and local engagement are all necessary components for social change.