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

STATEMENT:African women’s movements and women-led organisations call on our governments, the United Nations, and African Union to act on the climate crisis to save our people and our planet!

The death and destruction accompanying Cyclone Idai, which made landfall in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe just 6 days past, continues as rainfall and flooding endures, hampering rescue efforts in countries with wholly inadequate infrastructure and resources. The number of confirmed fatalities keep rising and, at the time of writing, is well into the high hundreds … More STATEMENT:African women’s movements and women-led organisations call on our governments, the United Nations, and African Union to act on the climate crisis to save our people and our planet!

Burning Planet: Interview: South Africa Climate Change ‘Hotspot’

Article written by Kevin Bloom and originally published in Daily Maverick on 7 November 2018 In a world that’s warmed 1°C against pre-industrial levels, bringing wildfires, droughts and heatwaves to vast regions of the planet, South Africa has warmed at twice the global average. What’s the science behind this? What are the implications for our farmlands … More Burning Planet: Interview: South Africa Climate Change ‘Hotspot’

The real seeds producers: Small-scale farmers save, use, share and enhance the seed diversity of the crops that feed Africa

Introduction: Seed is life Farming started when local communities started collecting, planting and selecting seeds – modifying them to meet their needs in the process. Today’s seed also embodies centuries of knowledge about how to conserve, change, plant and guide it to fruitful expression. Seed is about culture, tradition, spirituality, cooperation and diversity. And finally, seed … More The real seeds producers: Small-scale farmers save, use, share and enhance the seed diversity of the crops that feed Africa