We are the women. We are the struggle

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

Feira da Mulher Empreendedora e Acesso aos Serviços, alusiva ao Dia Internacional da Mulher 8 de Março

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

Petition Delivered by the Swaziland Economic Justice Network on VAT to Parliament

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

RWA@CSW62: DAY 3: Rural Women and Corporate Human Rights Abuse: Feminist Perspectives on Accountability

  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

RWA@CSW62: DAY 2: ‘The most transformative action that rural women can take is to organise themselves!’

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!’

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”