Although we all need to take responsibility to prevent violence against women and children, it is also the government’s duty to ensure that its citizens are safe and thus logically the state should be ensuring that organizations which provide social welfare services on behalf of the state (as this essentially should be government’s responsibility) are given adequate financial resources and support. Claudia Lopes discusses this failing.
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.
Sanja Bornman explains why the changes to the Sexual Offences Act decriminalising adolescent sexual activity are a positive step for children.
17 January 2013 On 15 January 2013 the Pretoria High Court declared sections 15 and 16 of the Sexual Offences Continue reading
Tracy Morison asks whether policies like maternity leave and flexi-time actually encourage women to have children, and whether they are disadvantageous to those who choose to remain child free.
Athambile discusses the complexity of being pro-choice. She thinks “the abortion question is still wrapped in moralistic debate about who has the right to decide when life begins or ends and whether one is in fact killing a baby or terminating a pregnancy, a (seemingly) clinical procedure”
Tracy Morison argues that until both reproduction and non-reproduction are seen as legitimate choices, then no choice is freely made. An interesting reflection on choosing not to have children.
Nobantu Shabangu thinks that the obsession with women’s fertility says more about men, than it does about women
Alana Baranov describes the childhood beauty pageant culture and argues that it shows that there is something wrong with us as consumers, and will cause harm to young girls.
Athambile Masola teaches teenage boys, and reflects on the lack of positive images of men that they have to draw from.
When two people decide to have a child, is it fair that one of those people gets more paid time away from work to bond with that child?
Tammy Sutherns is disheartened by the way our children are treated in South Africa
Tammy Sutherns is giving up being PC to comment on our crime stats
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