The African Women’s Collaborative for Healthy Food Systems published a brilliant article titled ‘African Women Speak Out for Agroecology’ to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, with the theme Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow. The article’s content grew out of our storytelling project in five African countries, and it’s a useful resource for celebrating peasant and indigenous women’s contributions to healthy food systems in Africa. Please kindly find attached the article in English and French.
The Collaborative is a Pan-African initiative led by peasant and indigenous women with a deep commitment to healthy food systems. They seek to inform key audiences of the importance of local, agroecological and equitable food systems. In the last year, the Collaborative has given voice to rural women, enabling them to share their stories through a range of media, local and national.
The Collaborative also invites you to its International Women’s Day Event on the 9th of March, from 10.00 – 11.30 AM GMT. The event is a webinar hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in partnership with the African Women’s Collaborative for Healthy Food Systems, and the theme of the event is Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow: celebrating the contribution of Africa’s peasant and indigenous women to sustainable food systems – A dialogue with the African Women’s Collaborative for Healthy Food Systems.
Please register for the event via this link: https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RkI_a9eERXOee9dNgh-ttA
Happy International Women’s Day!