Waste is an ecological issue! Today is the 5th Day of the RWA feminist school and the participants focused on waste management in their respective countries. The women are from Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Mauritius, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia. Women agreed that waste management in the Southern Africa region is in crisis. … More Waste management in crisis in Southern Africa
It is women who handle waste – Unwanted, unnecessary, useless and discarding material were some of the words the RWA members who are participating the Feminist School in Lesotho, used to describe “waste”. According to Suzall Timm, the facilitator of the session on waste – the words used to describe waste are all related to … More Re-thinking Waste
Hybrid seeds are seeds that are controlled by multi-national corporations (MNCs). In recent years these seeds have been pushed onto us in Africa. We are daily bombarded by a narrative that says our local seeds, traditional seeds and farmer-managed seeds are inferior. These multi-national corporations are attempting to undermine the life-giving aspects of seeds. They … More As RWA : “We say No to the drive by seed companies to take over our local seeds”!
Southern Africa Rural Women’s Assembly 4th Feminist School July 1st – July 7th 2018 Maseru, Lesotho This is the 4th Feminist School of the Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA). The annual feminist school has become an important space for the RWA. Over the past four years we have managed to introduce the notion of feminism into … More Rural Women’s Assembly 4th Annual Feminist School
The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is deeply concerned that South Africa’s draconian corporate seed Bills were approved by the Parliamentary Select Committee on the 22nd May 2018, with no substantial changes being made. This despite a number of provinces having rejected the Bills entirely on the basis that they did not adequately serve the … More PRESS RELEASE: Parliamentary consultation & decision making on SA’s Corporate Seed Bills a Sham!!
Chamamento da Vía Campesina a articular acções unitárias e descentralizadas! Pela terra e pela vida! Basta de Tratados de Livre Comércio, Basta de impunidade! Este 17 de abril, Dia Internacional de Luta Camponesa, a Via Campesina comemora o massacre de 19 sem-terra que foram mortos com impunidade por causa do agronegócio. Com um sentimento de … More Dia Internacional das Lutas Camponesas de 2018
The Swaziland Rural Women Assembly has taken a conscious decision to join the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) on her march to the cabinet offices on the 13th of April 2018. The Rural Women Assembly is pleased by the relevance of the issues that the labour movement of the country is raising for they … More Swaziland Rural Women’s Assembly Statement on the 13 April 2018 March to Cabinet Offices
On 21 March 2018 the Mawubuye Land Rights Forum commemorated Human Rights Day. This day was not only a commemoration of human rights but also centered women’s rights. More than 30 women including farmworker women and migrant women participated in the event. The event aimed to hightlight the work situation of women but also … More Women’s rights are Human rights!
The Rural Women’s Assembly participated in the World Social Forum (WSF) that took place 13 – 17 March 2018 in El Salvador, Brazil. The motto for this year’s WSF was to Resist is to Create, to Resist is to Transform. This theme pointed to idea that there is a need for alternatives in order to reimagine … More In Pictures: RWA at the 2018 World Social Forum
Women are at the forefront of organising marches and protests, building community structures, food co-operatives, healthcare etc. The struggle of violence against women and children matters for the whole left, and its future needs our solidarity, it deserves a clear eye, for its limitations and contradictions as well as faith in its potential. Women and … More We are the women. We are the struggle