Create Opportunities for Rural Women to Own Land



Rural Women’s Movement teaches women their rights to own land and access resources in South Africa. RWM trains women to acquire land, learn sustainable farming and paves the way to self-sufficiency.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Rural women are often unaware of their rights under the constitution allowing them to own land, to access communal land and other basic rights. In the KwaZulu-Natal, patriarchal attitudes are strong within Zulu culture leaving women behind the incredible changes South Africa has experienced in the last 12 years. HIV/AIDS only exacerbates women’s ability to access their rights. Women are often blamed for infecting their husbands and in some cases are evicted from their homes as a result.

How will this project solve this problem?

Rural Women’s Movement works in 14 communities in KwaZulu-Natal to secure land tenure, provide HIV positive families with access to health workers, increase women’s participation in local governance and holds sustainable agriculture trainings.

Potential Long Term Impact

By empowering women to own and use land, communities in KwaZulu-Natal become self-sufficient, vibrant and healthy. Women are leading the way to creating long-term, positive impacts on their communities. Land rights are one step towards that change.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,137

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,137 .  The original project funding goal was $8,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 19 donors like you, a total of $2,137 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Sizane Ngubane

Founding Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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Map of Create Opportunities for Rural Women to Own Land
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