My motivation to join SaferSpaces:
WFP strives to strengthen the capacity of women who live and work on farms to claim their rights and fulfil their needs.
We do this through socio-economic rights-based and gender education, advocacy and lobbying, case work and support for the building of social movements of farmwomen.
We promote self-reliance, accountability and sustainability of organisations so that women organise themselves, speak for themselves and mobilise resources to support their needs and dreams.
We believe that self-organisation counteracts the marginalisation, abuse and vulnerability experienced by women in the workplace, home and farming community and ensures their leading role in accessing services and securing employment, land and housing.
Women on Farms Project therefore could benefit from being a part of a broader network where community safety is promoted. We hope to contribute to the network as well as gain knowledge and information on how to build a safer South Africa.