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Social and Solidarity Economy is the way to overcome inequalities through the COVID-19 recovery

RIPESS co-organised the event “Overcoming inequalities through the COVID-19 recovery: proposals from the Social and Solidarity Economy and the Right to the City”,  together with the the Global Platform for the Right to the City and Urgenci, as an official side event to the UN High Level Political Forum. The objective was to demonstrate some …

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RIPESS 2021-2023 strategic orientations: Strengthening SSE solutions and Advocating for a more transformative impact

SSE grassroots networks and their members across all continents are playing a key role in overcoming the Covid19 challenges and showing their resilience and capacity to innovate. The challenge we are now facing is not how to build back pre-Covid socioeconomic structures, but rather how to build an alternative model of development, driven by the …

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RIPESS updates its logo

RIPESS Intercontinental is updating its logo today, and we wanted to share it with you. Over and above the simple change of an image, we wanted to show what we represent today, and the values and purpose of work.   We believe that the new look conveys our identity and essence: we are a coordination …

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“The SSE with a gender perspective is an alternative for change for our community, because it is centered on the defense of life” Interview with Graciela Quintero

Interview with Graciela Quintero Medina, a Colombian activist, member of the Mesa Hunzaua, a collective that brings together some 20 local associations in Bogota.   How was your vocation to help others born? First I would like to talk about my parents. My mother is Benita Isaura Medina, born in Mongua (Boyacá) who worked as …

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“We have to be careful not to go backwards, to remember that we are still here” Interview with Isa Alvarez

Isa Alvarez is an agro-ecologist and researcher living in Vitoria (Spain). She originally comes from the academic world, but has been active for 15 years in different activist organizations working on the issue of food sovereignty, where she incorporates the feminist perspective.   Where does your commitment to activism come from? When I finished my …