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
A feira organizada pela ONU Mulheres em parceria com a União Nacional de Camponeses (UNAC), Associação Moçambicana para Promoção do Cooperativismo Moderno (AMPCM) pretendia destacar a participação das mulheres rurais nos diversos âmbitos da vida social, de modo a estimular o debate e acções que ampliem a presença feminina nos espaços de poder e tomada … More Feira da Mulher Empreendedora e Acesso aos Serviços, alusiva ao Dia Internacional da Mulher 8 de Março
This petition was delivered to the Swazi Parliament on Friday, 16 March 2018. 1. The increased Value Added Tax (VAT) from 14 to 15% will deepen the economic difficulties for the poor Swazis. 2. Charging 15% VAT on electricity; That works against the government National Rural Development Programme initiatives. 3. Failure by the 2018/2019 National … More Petition Delivered by the Swaziland Economic Justice Network on VAT to Parliament
The Rural Women’s Assembly participated in the seminar on feminist perspectives on corporate abuse and the violations of rural women rights that took place on Tuesday, 13 March 2018. The background of the meeting was inspired by the notions that indigenous and rural women are leading struggles that challenge the consolidation of corporate power … More RWA@CSW62: DAY 3: Rural Women and Corporate Human Rights Abuse: Feminist Perspectives on Accountability
Yesterday we attended a panel discussion organised by the Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung entitled Strategies to Empower Rural Women. The panel focused on approaches to advancing gender equality for rural by analysing the challenges small-scale farmers are facing. The speakers in the panel were Vidya Das (Agragamee, India), Mercia Andrews (Rural Women’s Assembly), Agnes Kirabo (Food Rights … More RWA@CSW62: DAY 2: ‘The most transformative action that rural women can take is to organise themselves!’
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!