Southern Africa Social Forum 2009-Lesotho
The 5th edition of the Southern Africa Social Forum (SASF) takes place from the 7th-9th of October 2009, in Maseru,Lesotho under the theme 'People's Unity against Economic Crisis and Oppression'.The SASF is part of the World Social Forum and Africa Social Forum processes , which has been advocating for social movements in Southern Africa to seek alternatives to corporate globalization that has led to many economies crumbling down( as public spending had been cut down due to the implementation of World Bank and IMF policies), with women and children being negatively affected by the system.
This takes place against the background of the region and the world recovering from the 2008 financial crisis , climate change, human trafficking, as well as unresolved governance issues in the Southern African region namely Zimbabwe, Swaziland , DRC as well,
The SASF 2003 first edition was hosted by Zambia, followed by Zimbabwe in 2005,Malawi 2006 , and Swaziland 2008,
Resolutions will be formulated under various thematic areas such as labour rights, gender and women's rights, economic justice issues, land rights, environmental rights, youth rights, governance and human rights, social service delivery, HIV & AIDS and Health delivery systems, among others!
For more information, kindly get in touch with the Economic Justice Network of Lesotho-EJNL at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Another Southern Africa is Possible!!!!!