This report highlights a summary of some of the key issues that have emerged from extensive consultations and brief reports from our RWA country chapters in Southern Africa. More than ten countries have contributed their perspectives of the situation in the region. As we write, the region is in a state … More Rural Women’s Assembly Update on COVID 19: Build People’s to People’s Solidarity
Key Dimensions of Social, Ecological and Political Economy Context of southern Africa Where are the points of intervention for a transformative feminist agenda? By Masego Madzwamuse: As I was preparing for this talk two voices played in my head; One was the voice of Memory Kachanmbwa the Director of FEMNET who challenged me recently when … More RWA 10th Anniversary Address: Key Dimensions of Social, Ecological and Political Economy Context of Southern Africa: Where are the points of intervention for a transformative feminist agenda?
Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) of Southern Africa gathered together at Wits University, in Johannesburg from 26-29th November, 2019 to reflect on the ten years since our founding assembly in 2009. We have much to celebrate. Our solidarity Today, RWA exists in South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mauritius. We represent rural … More RWA Statement: Rural Women’s Assembly – 10 years on
FOREWORD This publication is a brief history of the Rural Women’s Assembly in Southern Africa (RWA), a snapshot, nothing more. The publication was written to capture years in the life of a movement as the Rural Women’s Assembly gathers to celebrate its 10th anniversary. This is not a simple task in that its difficult to … More Celebrating our Journey 2009-2019
The theme of the RWA 10th anniversary celebrations is “Towards a Transformative Feminist Agenda for the Country Side”. Over 400 rural women from across Southern Africa participated in a three day conference to celebrate, reflect and strategise for the coming period. The overall objective of the RWA 10th anniversary was to celebrate the gains of … More Celebrating our Journey 2009 – 2019: RWA 10th Anniversary Conference Programme
Media Statement 27 November 2019 Feminism is real and undoing patriarchy is achievable Hundreds of women gathering in Johannesburg are celebrating the achievements of feminist-organisation and activism at the 10th Anniversary Conference of the Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA). Up to 500 women from 11 Southern African countries converged on Johannesburg since the weekend for this … More Media Statement: Feminism is real and undoing patriarchy is achievable
The Rural Women’s Assembly opened the 10th anniversary conference on 26 November 2019 with a beautiful poem by an 11 year old, Sengetiwe Simelane from Swaziland. Opening poem by Sengetiwe Simelane My name is Sengetiwe Simelane from the Kingdom of Eswatini Happy 10th anniversary RWA A mother figure to the motherless A voice of the … More Opening Poem for the RWA 10th Anniversary
MEDIA STATEMENT 16 OCTOBER 2019 International Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day This is the moment when this week the world and the United Nations (UN) commemorate and celebrate International Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day. Both these days, October 15 and 16, are commemorated widely by governments and many other organisations in … More MEDIA STATEMENT: International Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day