We stayed at Fynbos on 26 and 27 November as we needed space and time and quite to plan and write parts of a Toolkit our organisations are jointly developing. Fynbos is a place I’ve visited many times, bringing members of my organisation, The Association for Progressive Communications, and every time I love the space, food, people, dogs, donkeys, trees and that mountain that calls me to climb it every morning. As do the people I bring along!
This time I brought along friends from Just Associates Southern Africa, an amazing feminist organization which “believes that women who are most affected by the political, economic, environmental and health crises reverberating across the world are on the frontlines of change.
While they rarely have a seat at the decision-making table, they are experts and leaders who are organizing their communities, developing solutions and promoting justice—often at great risk for going against the grain.”
We’re jointly developing a Toolkit to assist feminist activists to think through the use of technologies in their communications strategies in a way that supports feminist movement building. The toolkit demystifies technology, and is a practical tool which feminist activists can apply to their work and use of technologies. In sum, it aims to help women activists do what they do better in the changing world of technology.
It’s no small task! We’re nearly there though and Fynbos offered us a beautiful and nurturing space to reflect, debate, think and write.
Where’s the next project? I need to get back to Fynbos!
Jennifer Radloff APC Women’s Rights Programme Coordinator
Association for Progressive Communications