Daniel Sincuba explores the idea of using billboards as social norms changers, and argues that we need much more than that.
The teachers and principal at Jordao College have broken the law and committed the crime of ‘compelled self-sexual assault’ on the learners whose underwear they inspected. It is now the time for the MEC to hold them accountable, not to request an ‘apology’.
Athambile Masola makes the case for gender parity in education and discusses the impact of this on women’s opportunities, but also on society as a whole.
Malala launched the Malala Fund launched in October 2013, along with co-founder Shiza Shahid and a group of advisors, with the goal of creating a world where every girl has access to an education that empowers her to recognize her potential. The Fund has a two-pronged approach to its mission. First it invests in local entrepreneurs: working in communities to develop education solutions that are grounded in the reality of the girl and teaching her skills that empower her to lift herself out of poverty. Second, it aims to take these solutions to scale by pushing governments and donor organizations to prioritize high quality girls learning programs for girls. Malala and the Fund direct attention to the current state of girls’ education, and the potential of girls as an unparalleled force of change and development. The Fund then spotlights high-impact solutions that can be adopted and scaled by governments and multilateral institutions. They seek an advocacy director. Apply now!
Jen Thorpe takes on FeministsSA’s second political party analysis and looks at Agang SA – one of the two new kids on the block in South Africa.
Athambile addresses the differences between different types of families, and how this should impact our thinking about single mothers
Kameel Premhid examines the culture of masculinity that exists at persists at many all-boys schools and asks whether it contributes to violent behaviour among adult men.
Claire Martens discusses how gender equality is more than just Parliamentary representation. For her, “We need to move away from gender representation to true equality, which means breaking down the social and cultural norms which deny people the lives they want.”
Nobantu Shabangu thinks that the obsession with women’s fertility says more about men, than it does about women
Tammy Sutherns asks what we do when patriarchy has our father’s face
Masutane Modjaji thinks we need some strong youth leaders in order to turn the unemployment in SA around.
Jen Thorpe feels that we need some new solutions to supporting girls in SA
Gcobani Qambela criticises Jonathan Jansen’s reduction of black males to a situation of violence and hopelessness.
A post from Julie Nxadi on issues of race, language and culture
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Athambile Masola teaches teenage boys, and reflects on the lack of positive images of men that they have to draw from.
A great piece from Claire Martens on a set of new years resolutions for budding (and existing) feminists
Rethabile Mashale is concerned about the impact of thumbing on South Africans
Jonathan Smith needs advice on transforming boys at an all boys school into the men we want. Help him out!