Social Movements and Grassroots Groups
The Working Group of Social Movements and Grassroots Groups builds solidarity, facilitates mutual learning, deepens a shared analysis and builds global alliances around common challenges, goals and issues of collective interest, while promoting the active participation and leadership of grassroots leaders in all areas of the Network’s collective work.
Our work together
Facilitating collective conversations
- In 2016, during ESCR-Net’s Global Strategy Meeting, social movement leaders presented their shared analysis which was affirmed by the Network’s wider membership
- In 2015, eighteen grassroots leaders came together in the Gulf Region of the US to discuss about the existence of deep and widespread poverty and economic injustice in the United States and around the World.
- In 2014, twenty five grassroots leaders in Peru met to discuss leadership development, alliances and women’s participation, among common interests.
- In 2013, the Working Group produced a manual that captures learnings by social movements using human rights in their struggles around land.
- In 2012, the Working Group met in Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss development-induced displacement and grassroots resistance.
The Working Group has facilitated several solidarity visits to enable members to demonstrate solidarity with each other’s:
Where we are
Who We Are
The Working Group is comprised of indigenous peoples, peasants and fisherfolk, residents of informal settlements and the urban poor.
It includes landless farmers, domestic workers, racial and ethnic minorities and people who have mobilized to resist harmful development projects.