Courageous women break boundaries

2014-08-27 07:23

Women have the ability to lead in any circumstances, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says.

It's not easy being a working mom

2014-03-27 15:45

The work/mother see-saw is still the biggest impediment to women’s quest for equality and quality of life.

What an ideal law on women's equality would look like

2014-01-30 14:07

Jen Thorpe discusses the most important points an ideal law on women's equality would contain.

Indian editor caught in sex assault scandal

2013-11-21 15:42

The editor of India's investigative news magazine has been accused on of trivialising a sex crime after he announced he would take six months' leave for assaulting a female colleague.

Few women opt for frontline combat roles

2013-04-25 15:01

Fewer than 20 women have applied for frontline combat roles in Australia since new policies allowing all military positions to be filled on merit rather than gender, officials say.

Morocco might scrap disputed rape law

2013-01-21 21:26

Morocco could scrap a disputed statutory rape law that favours the perpetrator, excusing them from jail if they marry their victim.

Mali rolls back women's rights

2012-01-20 22:12

Mali's president has signed a new family law, an official says, after it was revised due to pressure from Muslim groups to cut out sections providing for greater women's freedoms.


Microsoft boss opens mouth, inserts foot on women in tech

2014-10-10 09:01

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has scrambled to apologise for comments in which he suggested that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the "system".

What an ideal law on women's equality would look like

2014-02-07 15:00

Jen Thorpe discusses the most important points an ideal law on women's equality would contain.

India village punishes woman with gang-rape

2014-01-23 10:29

A woman has been gang-raped by 12 men on the orders of a village council in eastern India as punishment for apparently having an affair, a police officer says.

Mbombela municipality in gender crisis

2013-02-06 16:46

Mbombela local municipality's gender transformation is in a long-term crisis, says the Commission for Gender Equality.

Uproar over Ugandan killer's pardon

2012-03-31 09:30

A decision by Uganda's president to pardon an Indian man who in 2000 was sentenced to die for the torture murder of his wife has generated fierce criticism from activists.

Malema won't take ANC to court

2011-11-13 22:27

Suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema says he will never take the ruling party to court.

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