The women empowerment programme seeks to ensure that rural women are empowered to be civic agents who are able to demand access to basic human rights & lead in the fight against all forms of gender based violence and femicide (GBVF).
BRC is part of the Tshintsha Amakhaya (TA) initiative. TA is an alliance of NGOs that work in the land and agrarian reform sector. The aim of the collaboration is expressed as follows:
• To encourage active citizenship and
• Deepen understanding of the structural causes of constraints facing rural people, and
• To identify and advocate for practical alternatives that promote household food security and national food sovereignty.
BRC’s past work with TA included participation in a survey, across four provinces, of rural households, published in 2012, as well as several national lobbying and awareness campaigns (including the Mayibuye iAfrika! caravan that transverse the country to commemorate the centenary of the notorious 1913 Natives Land Act).