Women Hold Up the Sky: African Women Rise for Climate Justice

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Women Hold Up the Sky: African Women Rise for Climate Justice

September 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+8

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Film Screening & Panel
Organised by WoMin African Alliance

8:30 am – 10 am Kinshasa | 9:30 am – 11 am Johannesburg | 10:30 am – noon Kampala | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Kuala Lumpur

Live interpretation: French, Swahili

Moderator: Maggie H. Mapondera, WoMin African Alliance

Salomé Elolo, Femmes Solidaires (FESO), Democratic Republic of Congo
Medical Nziba, Siyaphakama Women’s Forum/Somkhele Women’s Group, South Africa
Beatrice Rukanyanga, Kwataniza Women Farmers Group, Uganda

In this session, WoMin African Alliance will screen their award-winning film, Women Hold up the Sky. Through the eyes and experiences of women impacted by coal, oil and mega-infrastructure projects in South Africa, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Women Hold Up the Sky explores stories of resistance and communities in active struggle to take back control of their land, their rights, their bodies, and their lives. The screening will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion with producers and activists/organisations featured in the film. Together with the audience, they will reflect on the film’s themes as well as the process of making the film, and build analytical linkages, connections and solidarities with other communities and movements engaged in the same struggles for climate justice across Africa and around the world. 


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