JOINT CIVIL STATEMENT: AHEAD OF THE REVIEW OF SOUTH AFRICA BY THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL’S UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW WORKING GROUP

8 NOVEMBER 2022 On 16 November 2022, South Africa’s human rights record will be examined for the fourth time by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group. The UPR is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The General … More JOINT CIVIL STATEMENT: AHEAD OF THE REVIEW OF SOUTH AFRICA BY THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL’S UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW WORKING GROUP

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MEDIA STATEMENT: Rural households went hungry on World Food and Rural Women’s Day

17 October 2022 Rural households went hungry on World Food and Rural Women’s Day During the month of October, as the Rural Women’s Assembly engages in a month of action across Southern Africa for World Food Day (15 October) and the International Day of Rural Women (16 October), we find there is little to celebrate. People across the … More MEDIA STATEMENT: Rural households went hungry on World Food and Rural Women’s Day

SOUTH AFRICA: Advocacy Preparations for UPR

From 20 to 22 September, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and UPR Info hosted a Strategic Advocacy Workshop for stakeholders for the upcoming United Nations’ fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Norah Mlondobozi from RWA in Limpopo attended together with Celeste Engel from the Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE). The workshop outlined … More SOUTH AFRICA: Advocacy Preparations for UPR

SOUTH AFRICA: Growing the One Woman-One Hectare campaign

EASTERN CAPE (King Williams Town): The Rural Women Assembly (RWA) in the Eastern Cape hosted a One Woman-One Hectare campaign workshop on 14 of September in King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape. The campaign advocates for women’s access to land, with water, and promotes agroecology as a farming practise to grow food for their … More SOUTH AFRICA: Growing the One Woman-One Hectare campaign

APCC 2022 Statement: Challenging injustice in a time of Transition: African People’s Climate Justice Declaration to African Governments

The Africa Climate Justice Collective (ACJC) is inviting you to sign on  to the African People’s Declaration to the COP 27. The Declaration was developed by convenors who make up ACJC – a platform made up of 27 movement-based and allied organisations and partners – over a period of  5 weeks. It is the first … More APCC 2022 Statement: Challenging injustice in a time of Transition: African People’s Climate Justice Declaration to African Governments

MALAWI: Manufacturing Chinkhunzi and Mbeya Manure

The National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM) hosted training in the manufacture of chinkhunzi and mbeya manure for the Kalumbu’s Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA). Jim Phiri, extension development officer from NASFAM, says NASFAM is promoting chinkhunzi and mbeya fertilizers since it is more more economical, the components are easily accessible locally and it is dependable. … More MALAWI: Manufacturing Chinkhunzi and Mbeya Manure

NAMBIA: Report on Feminist Agroecology School

Namibia’s Rural Women’s Assembly was represented by five of its members at Zimbabwe’s National Assembly meeting. A day after the National Annual Meeting was held in Bubi, Matabeleland North Province, 45 members of the Southern Africa Rural Women’s Assembly travelled to Kwekwe, in the Midlands’s province to attend the Feminist Agroecology School. DAY 1 The … More NAMBIA: Report on Feminist Agroecology School

MALAWI: Transforming Waste into Charcoal

Rural Women’s Assembly in Malawi has assisted women farmers in Mchinji district with skills necessary to transform dry waste disposal into a viable product. The women were taught how to make charcoal out of dried waste such as broken nuts, maize husks and other dried wastes. Alice Kachere, the chairperson of RWA in Malawi, says … More MALAWI: Transforming Waste into Charcoal