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Archive for the ‘Women’s rights’ Category

LAND FOR FOOD! Rural Women’s Assembly march on Human Rights Day

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, English, Food security, Women's rights | No Comments »

For the RWA the story of Mandela is a story of struggle that started in the rural village where land and rural livelihoods was at the foundation of his life experience. Mandela’s life was a struggle for many freedoms! But ...

What I learnt this morning in Matiwe village on International Literacy Day

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 Posted in Countries, Education, English, Women's rights, Zambia | 1 Comment »

Misozi Tembo: Media and Communications Coordinator, Zambia [caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" Kapui Mubuyeata. Photo Credit: Misozi Tembo"][/caption] Early this morning, as I was filming at a community school in Matiwe Community, Nalikwanda Constituency 35 Kms from Mongu Town, Western Zambia, I ...

SADC: Building unity and solidarity to effect a system change

Monday, August 18th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Countries, English, Food security, Women's rights, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

Via Campesina, Rural Women Assembly, People's Dialogue and WoMin [caption id="attachment_3653" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" "][/caption] Bulawayo, 14 August 2014- Women from all the corners of the Southern African region descended on Bulawayo to participate in a parallel of the SADC Heads of ...

2000 Men March for the “I Care About Her!” Campaign

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 Posted in English, Women's rights, Zambia | 1 Comment »

Misozi Tembo: Media and Communications Coordinator, Zambia For the “I Care About Her!” Campaign, a 2000 Men March was organised for 23 November 2013 because we (Oxfam and partners) expected this number of fathers, uncles, brothers, husbands, national leaders- traditional power ...

Himalaya micro-hydro scheme: Empowering women through sustainable energy

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, English, Women's rights, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_3640" align="aligncentre" width="390" caption=" The rehabilitated Simbengadzibve irrigation scheme with bean crops. Photo: Priyal Pillay/Oxfam "][/caption] While the lack of modern sustainable energy services in many parts of Africa and the developing world affect everyone, they impact men and women ...

16 Days of Activism: From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World

Friday, December 6th, 2013 Posted in Countries, English, Women's rights, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

By: Margret Masanga -John| Media and Communications Coordinator [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption=" "][/caption] Yesterday I attended a discussion forum convened by Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) as part of this year's 16 Days of Activism. The theme for this year ...

Rural Women’s Assembly chapter launched in Zimbabwe.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Countries, English, Women's rights, Zimbabwe | No Comments »

Story Credit: Mercia Andrews [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption=" The Minister of Women Affairs flanked by members of the Rural Women’s Assembly "][/caption] The Zimbabwe Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) was launched on the 30th of October 2013. More ...

Village Savings and Loans : Bail from the poverty trap

Monday, November 11th, 2013 Posted in English, Malawi, Mozambique, Women's rights | No Comments »

Story by Daudi Kayisi/ Oxfam in Malawi. Photo Credit: Geofrey Kamanga/CRECCOM Fanny Magoli from Domazi Mulera village, was tired and frustrated with fruit and vegetable businesses which did not make any significant impact on her and her family’s ...

Women mobilizing fellow women farmers:Christina Mtawali Anderson

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Education, English, Malawi, Women's rights | No Comments »

Story and Photo Credit : Daud Kayisi , Oxfam Malawi [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption=" Christina Mtawali Anderson"][/caption] For the past 20 years Christina Mtawali Anderson, 59, from Mayesa village Traditional Authority Zulu in Mchinji district has been ...

Rural Women:Guardians of Land,Life and the Earth.Mayibye iAfrika!

Monday, October 21st, 2013 Posted in English, South Africa, Women's rights | No Comments »

Rural Women’s Assembly Workshop, 13-16 October 2013 [caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncentre" width="410" caption=" Pregs Govender, Deputy Chair at South African Human Rights Commission talks to members of the Rural Womens’ Assembly "][/caption] This year marks the centenary of the 1913 Native ...