knowledge production

“I now know how to use a tablet which is not a norm in Malawi because [many believe] tablets cannot and should not be used by a local woman like me,” says woman activist leader Jessie Mwale of Mzimba, Malawi. “But because [of this skill I am empowered and I have knowledge.”  Mobile phones in the hands of women activist leaders can be powerful tools to drive movements and campaigns. Because mobile phones are a personal part of our daily lives, they have the potential to reach and impact thousands more people.
Fungai Machirori, founder of Her Zimbabwe, sat down with fellow feminist journalist, Pat Made at the JASS Southern Africa Strategic Planning & Review to explore the ins and outs of communications for feminist movement building and the importance of getting people to talk differently so that they can think differently.
Read our initial reflections document from our 2017 convening, Defending Rights in Hostile Contexts, co-organized with the Fund for Global Human Rights.
See how we imagined and adapted Movement Generation’s innovative framework for organizing toward a regenerative economy by drawing on gender justice and feminist organizing in Mesoamerica, Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa.
In the face of social, economic and political shifts happening around the world, are activism and movements changing; do they need to?
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