PELUM received an invitation from the Eswatini Rural Women’s Assembly (ERWA) to attend their annual event (AGA) at Wits University in Johannesburg. The event took place from the 2nd of December to the 7th of December and was attended by ten different country chapters, including Kenya, Mozambique, Lesotho, Botswana, Madagascar, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Eswatini.
The event celebrated the successes of the different country chapters and identified policy gaps, challenges, and mitigation plans. The Communications and Advocacy Officer had the privilege of attending the event and participating in the different teach-ins hosted by the South African Women’s Assembly (SAWA). The teach-ins covered a wide range of topics related to agriculture, natural resource management, and women’s empowerment.
The event showcased displays from all the country chapters, including their handy work and indigenous seeds. The displays were a testament to the hard work and dedication of the 500 women from the country chapters. The women came together to share knowledge, inspire one another, and work towards a common goal of sustainable agriculture and natural resource management.
Overall, the event provided a unique opportunity for women to come together, learn from one another, and work towards a sustainable future.