For the last eight months, the Rural Women’s Assembly has been organising virtually, alongside COVID-19 regulated physical meetings. There are many aspects of our movement we needed to adjust and this brought about great gains and also great awareness of challenges faced in the realm of Communications. As we speak, a communications audit is being completed. … More Follow us on social media
Read the full article on http://www.cultivatecollective.org/in-perspective/the-rise-of-rural-womens-movements-in-southern-africa/.
Just a few weeks ago, we released a statement where we condemned the passing of well-known activist sister Fikile Ntshangase, who was murdered in her home, and who at the time of her murder, was involved in a legal battle with a coal mine. Somkhele coal mine wanted to expand the mine in sis Fikile’s community, … More Call for state protection for anti-mining activist Nonhle Mbuthuma!
Work on Gender Based Violence and sanitation does not begin and end with Women’s Day in the Southern Africa Region. Rural Women’s Assembly leadership strategize campaigns which includes members, non-member rural women, community structures like the traditional leaders too. This is effective since many structures keeps our members and other rural women from making decisions … More Gender-Based Violence- Regional work
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We rise for our Land is a film that explores the complexities and contentions of land struggles in 3 countries in Southern Africa- Eswatini ( formerly known as Swaziland), Mozambique and Zambia. In the film the protagonists are women activists, rural women who work the land and also mobilise for laws to be reviewed with rural … More WE RISE FOR OUR LAND- film investigating land struggles in Eswatini, Mozambique and Zambia
Across the region in the month of October we have seen beautiful celebrations marking International Rural Women’s Day as well as World Food Day. Feast on the beauty, the colour and the splendour that is the Rural Women and her critical role in producing Food that grows and sustains communities the region over.