In this time of COVID-19, one thing that is apparent, is the deep division that the pandemic has highlighted. In particular, European countries, Canada, and the USA have pre-ordered large numbers of vaccine doses which exceed the need of their own populations. Some of these aforementioned countries are refusing to vaccinate migrants and asylum seekers or populations … More #VaccinesForAll
Though this is a day dedicated to the liberation of Africa, only 12 countries of the 54 on the African Continent celebrates this day as a Public Holiday. Though this is not essential, it is tellin of the state of the continent in relation to its liberation. On this day in 2021, we are gathered … More Happy Africa Day
Rural women call on the government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP) to protect the rights of small-scale farmworkers. Women from all over the country who gathered for the South African Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) land conference in Franschhoek this week are … More Rural Women’s Assembly Statement on UNDROP 24 May 2021
Rural Women’s Assembly South Africa Land Conference Boschendal, Franshoek 23-25 May 2021 “Rural women are the guardians of seed, life and love. Without land, seeds cannot be planted. Without land, life cannot be brought forth and without land in the hands of women, the love for nature does not exist while corporate control rapidly destroys … More Land Conference
Today, the South African Police Services released crime statistics for the first quarter of 2021. An astounding 9518 cases of RAPE has been reported for a period of three months between January and March this year! A sample of 6893 of rape incidents revealed that 4130 of such incidents took place at the home of … More RAPE Statistics in South Africa, 1st Quarter 2021
It is with great excitement that we release our Annual Report for RWA 2020. Please let us know your thoughts.
STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, 25 February 2021, Mr Tito Mboweni, we waited yesterday with bated breath for a Budget Speech that takes into account the many losses we survived and continue to survive as South Africans. The Rural Women’s Assembly of South Africa is part of a self-organised regional movement in SADC, and has … More RWA RESPONSE TO THE BUDGET SPEECH
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!