If political parties and the executive aren’t fulfilling the constitutional mandate to promote gender equality, who is responsible for checking on them? The answer to that is Parliament.
Editor note: The link to the petition has been edited, and should work now —MEDIA RELEASE—- Patriarchy revisited: Alarming anti-feminist rhetoric Continue reading
Between January 12th-15th 2015, RESURJ will host an Africa Feminist Dialogue in Accra, Ghana. Apply!
Calling all radicals,activists, irreverents and academics to honour the 20th anniversary of the passing of Audre Lorde; a black lesbian, feminist, poet, mother, activist, lover and survivor who pioneered fighting societal oppression on every front.
On 26 October 2014, the verdict of the case known as the Ittihadia Presidential Palace was issued at the Police Institute near Tora, where the seven women human rights defenders along with other protesters were sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment, in addition to 3 years’ monitoring and a fine of EGP 10,000 (USD 1398.60).
The fact that there is no coherent, inter-departmental strategy on the part of the state to deal with rape is one of the main reasons why we see no real improvement in addressing the issue of rape. Joy Watson discusses some of the statistics and strategies to date, and suggests that we need new ones.
By Jen Thorpe Cape Town swimming coach Tim Osrin was arrested last week when he allegedly beat up a middle-aged Continue reading
Originally posted on Kalunde's Scribbles:
“Many girls engage in transactional sex in order to pay school fees or buy sanitary pads…
The Networking HIV/AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA), a dynamic NGO in the HIV/AIDS field, is inviting suitably qualified candidates for the following position of: Coordinator: Women’s Sector Programmes.
Activists and advocates and human rights defenders working on sexuality and gender and on human rights and social justice in Africa are asked to take note of the proceedings at the Human Rights Council [Geneva] this week and engage! SIGN ON NOW!!
It has been 20 years since the transition to democratic governance. In reflecting on progress made, the question of the contribution made by the National Gender Machinery (NGM) becomes an important one. Joy Watson considers what it has and could have meant for South Africa.
The July 2015 issue of the international journal Gender & Development will look at Inequalities.
G&D is published for Oxfam by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, and is essential reading for international development researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. G&D is currently read in over 90 countries. It is published as an online/print journal at http://www.tandfonline.com/gad. Content is also available free: access online at http://www.genderanddevelopment.org
Walk: South Africa investigates gender violence and rape culture and will be taking place during the Cape Town Fringe festival. Go and watch it!
Gabriella Razzano explores how and where women are using ICTs, and what this could mean for the way we address their needs in the future.
Originally posted on Rape Crisis Cape Town Blog:
It seems an opportune time to comment on Parliament. After all, the very foundation of its…
Theo Sowa of AWDF gives an amazing Ted Talk on why we need more African women’s voices everywhere
The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is an independent, client-based, nonprofit public interest law clinic, which uses law as an instrument of justice. LRC seeks to appoint a Researcher in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Constitutional Litigation Unit, based in Cape Town.
A poem considering the impact of women’s day
Similar to the nun’s laundries in Ireland, where ‘fallen women’ were housed, put to work in the laundries and their babies given up for adoption, this story shows just what acts can be justified simply because of the patriarchal restrictions society can place on women. It’s not restricted to religious culture, third world countries or the past. Slut-shaming is full steam on social media today – alive, kicking and international.
According to the WHO, about 40 percent of the world’s population will be without access to basic sanitation by 2015 if current trends continue. Less than half of Cameroon’s population has access to improved sanitation facilities, according to UNICEF statistics. Comfort Mussa discusses some of the implications of this for women’s rights.