2022 Self-Organising Groups

Food, Health and Power: Food Insecurity, Systems, Value Chain and Monopolies

This workshop focused on the issue of food insecurity, hunger and poverty as a lived reality for the women attending the women’s assembly workshops. This program looked at different models of survival in food insecure contexts with the women engaging a budgeting activity together with facilitated discussions on how they provide for their families and what their responsibilities look like. Together the women discovered that loan sharks and precarious work are prevalent issues in the lives of those in the assembly. Rowena Joemat gave an input on the role of government in food systems, value chains and monopolies, politicising the questions facing the women through the lens of state failures and pervasive  capitalist food structures. 

18 June 2022: The women discuss and budget around their monthly, household expenses.