RWA@CSW62 DAY 1: We were given roses!

Lonhlanhla Mthethwa from RWA Swaziland reflects on her experiences of the International Women’s Day celebration organised by the Movement for Justice in El Barrio Yesterday I participated in a public event that marked the significance of International Women’s Day (8th March). The event was organised by a local association of mainly Latin American women from … More RWA@CSW62 DAY 1: We were given roses!

Rural Women’s Assembly at the 62nd Session on the Commission for the Status of Women

The Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) is participating in the UN Women 62nd session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) in New York from 10 – 16 March 2018. This years focus of the CSW is on the Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. … More Rural Women’s Assembly at the 62nd Session on the Commission for the Status of Women

STATEMENT BY SOUTHERN AFRICA RURAL WOMEN’S ASSEMBLY ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 8 March 2018 Today 8th March marks International Women’s Day. This is an historic day that has to be remembered for the struggles of poor women over 100 years ago who fought for an 8-hour work day, and decent working and living conditions for women. … More

“Chiadzwa Community Finally takes the Bull by its Horns”

    Chiadzwa village is an area found in the eastern district of Zimbabwe under chief Marange. This area is endowed with diamonds and since the discovery of diamonds in 2006 the area always experiences mixed fortunes. The events leading to the successful demonstration by Chiadzwa community points to a society that has now resurrected … More “Chiadzwa Community Finally takes the Bull by its Horns”

Women disappointed with the lack of gender parity in Cabinet appointments: No democracy with Women

Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ), representing a non-partisan Women’s Rights Organisations and activists in all 10 provinces whose mandate is to work on the promotion, protection and advancing of women rights in Zimbabwe, is disappointed with the gender composition of the just announced Cabinet, which is signalling that President Mnangagwa’s administration is not prioritising the … More Women disappointed with the lack of gender parity in Cabinet appointments: No democracy with Women

Letter: Request for Prioritisation of Women’s Rights in Zimbabwe’s Agenda for Renewal

Having convened a Women’s Convention on the 23th of November 2017 to build consensus on women’s aspiration for a better Zimbabwe and contributing to the outcome of the Women’s Convention into the National People’s Convention of 24th November 2017, Women deliberated and expressed key concerns that we urgently ask you to consider, as outlined below: … More Letter: Request for Prioritisation of Women’s Rights in Zimbabwe’s Agenda for Renewal

STATEMENT BY CIVIL SOCIETY ON THE CURRENT SITUATION IN ZIMBABWE

While we do not have total clarity as to the situation on the ground, it has come to our attention that there have been sudden changes in the government structures of Zimbabwe, resulting in the army taking control of leadership. This has raised concerns for many Zimbabweans in that their country is in a state … More STATEMENT BY CIVIL SOCIETY ON THE CURRENT SITUATION IN ZIMBABWE

Statement by Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in support Namibian Rural Women’s Assembly Commemoration of International Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day

The Namibian Rural Women’s Assembly commemorated International Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day on 25 October 2017. The theme for this year’s commemoration was ‘The Role Rural Women Play in Agriculture’. The event was well attended by rural women coming from over 14 regions in Namibia.  Hon. Anna N. Shiweda, deputy minister of the Department … More Statement by Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in support Namibian Rural Women’s Assembly Commemoration of International Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day

“Hlomisa make/intfombatana kutekulima lokunemphilo nalokumelelana nekugucugucuka kwesimo selitulu”

This year Swaziland Rural Women’s Assembly commemorated their International Rural Women’s focusing on the following theme: “Hlomisa make/intfombatana kutekulima lokunemphilo nalokumelelana nekugucugucuka kwesimo selitulu”, which directly translates as “educate women and the girl child on farming healthy and farming practices that can withstand climate change.”     The event took place in Nkonjaneni in the Hhohho region. 150 rural women gathered to commemorate the day … More “Hlomisa make/intfombatana kutekulima lokunemphilo nalokumelelana nekugucugucuka kwesimo selitulu”