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We believe that social change rooted in justice is created by people with a vision working together, building communities, organizations, and movements. Global justice starts at the grassroots level when people work together to improve the lives of their communities -- from reforesting a hillside to pressuring a mayor for clean public water -- and builds to national, regional, and international levels.
Resource rights are the human right to land, water and food, and at Grassroots International we believe that they are fundamental for a dignified life for everyone. Watch this video to learn more about it.
Haiti's Piggy Bank
Narrated by award-winning Haitian author Edwidge Danticat, "Haiti's Piggy Bank" explores the story of this unattractive yet winsome little pig that meant so much to a country's economy and stability.
An overview of 25 years of Grassroots International's work to build the global movement for social justice.
Grassroots International in Action
Grassroots International's people, places, actions and vision.
Interview with Mercedes Guillen
Grassroots International interview with Mercedes Guillen, Garifuna leader with OFRANEH (the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras). Mercedes and her community struggle to protect their ancestral territory from land grabs by resort developers and others. Grassroots International provides funding and support to OFRANEH in their work to secure the human right to land, water and food.
Interview with Fernando MartÍnez Molina
Fernando MartÍnez Molina discusses the community's declaration to be a mining-free zone in Magdalena Teitipac, Mexico.
Interview with Rita Zanotto
Rita Zanotto talks about Grassroots International, La Via Campesina, the MST and the importance of food sovereignty.
Esperanza Cardona Presentation
Esperanza Cardona, Coordinator of the Central American Regional Women's Commission of the Via Campesina, discusses the role of women in the struggle for land rights and agrarian reform.