MEDIA STATEMENT: International Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day

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

Why the Amazon is burning: a short brief

Introduction The Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, plays a crucial role for our planet’s ecosystems and the survival of the human species. Not only does it produce 20% of the world’s oxygen. It slows down the process of global warming by absorbing and storing Co2 emissions. Thus, the Amazon is considered to be the ‘lungs … More Why the Amazon is burning: a short brief

2019 SADC PEOPLE SUMMIT COMMUNIQUE TO THE SADC HEADS OF STATES AND GOVERNMENTS

PRESENTED TO THE INCOMING CHAIRPERSON OF SADC, HIS EXCELLENCY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, JOHN POMBE MAGUFULI, ON THE 16th of AUGUST 2019 at the Tanzania National Museum, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We, the more than 700 delegates drawn from grassroots social movements, community based organisations, faith based organisations, small scale food … More 2019 SADC PEOPLE SUMMIT COMMUNIQUE TO THE SADC HEADS OF STATES AND GOVERNMENTS

RWA MEDIA STATEMENT: We are not safe! We are in a dark place! 

5 September  We are not safe! We are in a dark place!  For the past month South Africans have marked National Women’s Month, yet women are not safe in this country. Since the beginning of August to date, we have been confronted with reports of heinous acts of violence against women in various parts of … More RWA MEDIA STATEMENT: We are not safe! We are in a dark place! 

The Free State RWA opens an agro-ecology site in celebration of Women’s Month

The Free State Rural Women’s Assembly (FSRWA) celebrated Women’s Month with the opening of their Agro-ecology training site and provided training to members and non-members involved in food production. The training site was opened on 13 August in G-section, Bothsabelo. This article was originally published in the Manguang Issue, a local newspaper covering the Manguang … More The Free State RWA opens an agro-ecology site in celebration of Women’s Month

SAPSN Press Release on the Herald Story

The Southern African People’s Solidarity Network( SAPSN) Regional Coordinating Committee comprising the Foundation for Social and Economic Justice (Swaziland), Malawi Economic Justice Network, Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC), Economic Justice Network of South Africa, Development for Peace Education and the Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) notes with great concern, the unsubstantiated and … More SAPSN Press Release on the Herald Story

Media Statement – Rural Women head to King Williams Town

5 August 2019 TESTIMONIES OF WOMEN’S OPPRESSION UNDER TRADITIONAL RULE On Friday August 9, women from around the country will gather in King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, to bear testimony about the gender oppression women suffer in areas governed by traditional authorities. Under the banner of the Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) and Inyanda Land Movement’s … More Media Statement – Rural Women head to King Williams Town

Rural women auditing land and land governance systems at the RWA feminist school

Written by Naomi Kamvantope (RWA Malawi) The second day of the feminist school was focused on Who controls the land: rethinking land governance. The day started off with a powerful mystica that connected the women to the question of land. The purpose of the land audit was for RWA to take stock of rural women … More Rural women auditing land and land governance systems at the RWA feminist school

REFLECTION: Young women’s social media training in Zambia

Written by Namasiku Muyoba, Shupiwe Tepula and Melody Masuku (RWA Zambia) The RWA social media training workshop took place on the 8th June, 2019 in Lusaka Zambia. 15 young RWA members were in attendance from Chongwe, Mumbwa, Lusaka and the Copperbelt. The social media training is an important step in building the capacity of young … More REFLECTION: Young women’s social media training in Zambia

Developing a peasant feminist lens at the La Via Campesina (LVC) Feminist School

Compiled by Sharon Chipunza (RWA Zimbabwe) INTRODUCTION LVC launched its first Feminist school in Johannesburg from 4 to 8 July 2019. The school was attended by 6 African countries that include South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The school which happens to be the first of its kind in the history of that … More Developing a peasant feminist lens at the La Via Campesina (LVC) Feminist School