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

Auditing our food and food system at the RWA feminist school

Written by Bridget Masikati (RWA Zimbabwe) The third day of the feminist school focused on the theme; Understanding Food Systems. One of the sessions was focused on the food audit. The food audit session during the feminist school in Zambia has taught me that, although food audits are widely used in the food industry for various reasons, … More Auditing our food and food system at the RWA feminist school

IN CONVERSATION: Inter-generational conversation with young and old women at the RWA feminist school 

Interview by: Agnes Tengovandu Tjindjo (RWA Namibia) Agnes Tengovandu Tjindjo is an active member of the Namibian RWA. She is a small scale farmer and the regional representative of the Erongo Region in Namibia. This short piece is a conversation that Agnes had with Welile, Dorcas and Bridget at the 2019 feminist school about involving … More IN CONVERSATION: Inter-generational conversation with young and old women at the RWA feminist school 

A sweet note about the RWA Feminist School Field trip in Zambia

Written by Thabang Mojahi (RWA South Africa) Firstly, sparkles to the Zambian women for the first class buses, you truly have great taste darlings. The drive to the first field we visited was accompanied by a lot of excitement and anticipation, I had personally been struck by how clean Lusaka is, the take over of … More A sweet note about the RWA Feminist School Field trip in Zambia

Lesotho Rural Women’s Assembly Reflection on the 2018 RWA Feminist School

This reflection report is a collective report of seven RWA members who attended the Feminist School in 2018 from their respective constituencies. It comprises of the lessons learned, learnings they took home and how that has shaped or changed them. WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE FEMINIST SCHOOL The first activity was sharing our experiences of … More Lesotho Rural Women’s Assembly Reflection on the 2018 RWA Feminist School

RWA Zambia welcomes rural women to the 5th annual RWA Feminist School

Welcome to Lusaka, the Capital City of Zambia. We feel very honoured and privileged to be the host country to this year’s Feminist School. Every year Zambian sisters travel to participate in this important school and it is for this reason that we welcome you with joy. RWA Zambia is part of the big, wide … More RWA Zambia welcomes rural women to the 5th annual RWA Feminist School