by Natasha Skoryk First off, I’d like to say that I read Lean In last year, and I liked it. Continue reading
By Alison Tilley Parliament has not been the most edifying of places recently. Between police clearing the chamber, the Speaker Continue reading
By Caitlin Spring Oh, so this is what they were talking about when they discussed sexism in the working world. Continue reading
By Dela Gwala “The girls here are all sluts man, is it any better at Rhodes?”. I overheard this question Continue reading
By Nicole Graham I became a local government councillor on 18 May, 2011. At the time, I was a 21 Continue reading
By Rebecca Hodes, Marion Stevens, and Jen Thorpe Marion: The State of the Nation speech happened last week and despite a Continue reading
By Jen Thorpe Read Part 1 ‘Where are We’, Part 2 ‘Women and the Economy‘, Part 3: ‘Energy and the Continue reading
By Jen Thorpe Read Part 1 – ‘Where are we’ here, and Part 2 ‘Women and the economy’ here It seems important Continue reading
By Jen Thorpe Read Part 1 here. State of the Nation Speeches often begin with a discussion of the economic Continue reading
By Dela Gwala Last year, Tim Osrin made the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town infamous by attacking Cynthia Joni because he Continue reading
By Rachelle Chadwick and Marion Stevens We know that gender and sexual violence are major problems in South Africa. We Continue reading
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
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.
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
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!!
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.
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.