Create Opportunities for Rural Women to Own Land

by Rural Women's Movement (RWM)

Summary

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.
$2,137
total raised
19
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.idex.org

Organization Information

Rural Women's Movement (RWM)

Location: San Francisco, CA - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.idex.org/​country.php?country_id=10
Project Leader:
Sizane Ngubane
Founding Director
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

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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