UNISA is offering a course on Afrikan feminism and gender studies through the Thabo Mbeki leadership institute. Register now!
As many of you will be aware, last week the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on “protection of the family”. Throughout the negotiations, Egypt and the other lead sponsors persistently rejected proposals to recognise the simple reality that various forms of the family exist.
Street harassment is your name, my gentleman. And I’ve no respect for you, just anger. Anger that kills my freedom. Freedom that waited at the end of a long walk. Don’t ruin it with just a small jump.
OSISA is calling for articles to be considered for its 2014 Issue of BUWA!: A Journal on African Women’s Experiences. The theme is “Women and Economic Injustice.”
Should FeministsSA continue to allow male contributors? What are the benefits? What are the downsides? Jen Thorpe raises a few questions and wants your feedback.
Lack of media attention can have serious consequences for female athletes, such as fewer sponsors because they don’t get much media, which means less pay. For some teams that even means unequal treatment in terms of transport. It’s time our sport-inclined sisters broke through that glass stadium roof and they can’t do it on their own. Lizl Morden looks at sports gender inequality.
Domestic violence is the most common form of violence experienced by South African women, yet the State is withdrawing financial support for organisations supporting women. What happens to those who can’t access those services? Jen Thorpe explores the issue.
Tam Sutherns asks an important question – is our desire to protect our own safety by building up high walls around our homes actually putting our communities in danger. The piece considers the Johannesburg House of Horrors and asks you – do you know your neighbours?
Daniel Sincuba explores the idea of using billboards as social norms changers, and argues that we need much more than that.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women:www.unwomen.org) was established by General Assembly resolution 64/289 of 2 July 2010 on system-wide coherence with the mandate to assist Member States and the United Nations system to progress more effectively and efficiently toward the goal of achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The Black Sash is an independent, non-governmental Human Rights organisation that has worked tirelessly for justice and equality in South Africa for more than 59 years. Since the end of Apartheid in 1994, the Black Sash has focussed on the promotion and protection of our hard-won freedoms, particularly in the areas of social and economic rights. Currently an exciting and challenging vacancy exists in the organisation for the position of National Programmes Manager, based in Cape Town.
An opportunity for a researcher to work at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies in the Gender Programme. Closing date 4 July!
As South Africa’s executive under the ANC government has been enlarged and strengthened, proposed changes to the country’s national parliament seem set to weaken its capacity for oversight. This press release addresses some of the major concerns when Parliament’s committees are cut.
The 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium- Men and Boys for Gender Justice will be held in New Delhi, India from 10th- 13th November 2014. We are pleased to announce that the deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 15 June 2014.
Q-zine is the first pan-African, bilingual art and culture LGBTQI magazine. In the next edition Q-zine collaborates with OurSpaceIsLove for a special issue exploring the politics and practice of love as a revolutionary force. Contribute!
The Constitution says in section 26(3): “No one may be evicted from their home, or have their home demolished, without an order of court made after considering all the relevant circumstances.”
The Gender Justice Uncovered Awards were created by the international organization Women’s Link Worldwide because in all countries, regardless of their political system or religious beliefs and traditions, what judges and courts say have a tremendous influence on the sense of justice and in the day to day lives of people.
The Shukumisa campaign writes to Parliament to request that they continue to conduct oversight and provide opportunities for public participation on women’s issues.
It’s easier to blame them, than it is to blame us.
A job opportunity with the Medical Research Council based in Pretoria. The focus will be on strategies that promote violence against women.