JASS Blog Archives for November 2008

by JASS on November 15, 2008 on 3:54 pm

Written by Amanda Awethu

I cannot believe I almost gave up on coming to Cape Town for the 11th AWID Forum. I was on the verge of giving up as I had hassles trying to get the South African visa - every time I go to apply for a visa (twice a year), there are always new rules. Anyway, I am happy to be connecting with feminists and getting affirmation that feminism is the way to go in my work and my life.

It has been a most wonderful experience just connecting with South-East Asian and Meso-American, and other Southern African sisters with whom I am traveling the journey in women's movement building with JASS. The meeting with powerful sisters from the world over who I have only read about in news and books made the icing on the cake. The march for women's rights today made up for the exercise I have starved my body of this week. The only issue that keeps disturbing me is the health condition of the Zimbabwean champion for people living with HIV, Lynde Francis.

Tonight, I finally got my computer to cooperate, and immediately took Irene through a blogging lesson (I wonder if she will be up in time for the plenary tomorrow morning). She has set up herself as a blogger now, and now only awaits Ana's invitation to the JASS blog.

I am now looking forward to the last two days of the forum, as the weather has become so friendly, and I am enjoying Cape Town again.

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by JASS on November 15, 2008 on 12:33 pm

Tiwonge at AWIDFrom AWID, I have learnt on how to strengthen women's organisations and to bring solidality on womens movement in our regions and our countries and documentation is important. To make sure that we are  achieving the MDG3 is when we as women we realise our rights, we exercise them and they are fullfied. It's we women who can make things to change by dismantling patriachal systems which are oppressing women. Create a space for women.

- Grassroots Malawian activist, Tiwonge Gondwe, takes a minute to share what she's learning at AWID!
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by JASS on November 14, 2008 on 9:09 am

Today i'm very happy because i'm attend one session about dancing the revolution. I am learning about how to make activities to fun. it's great....that's inspiring my self to make a good plan activities in the future in my country. Thanks for sisters from Luthania...for the new esperiences.

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