ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER EQUALITY

Germany proposes burqa ban in public places

2016-08-19 16:09

Germany's interior minister has proposed partially banning the full-face burqa Islamic veil, as a debate on integration rages after two jihadist attacks and ahead of key state elections.

Rape culture is not a race thing - Zille

2016-08-10 12:45

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the issue of rape culture in South Africa is not exclusive to any one race.

Saatchi chair placed on leave on diversity remarks

2016-07-31 17:49

Publicis Groupe has put the chairperson of its Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agency on leave after he was quoted dismissing the debate on gender bias as “over”.

Fixing potholes 'as easy as cleaning the house' for all-female team

2016-07-06 09:30

It is easy to spot a pothole fixed by a woman, Kashiefa Beck of Heideveld, who is a member of an all-female team trained to fix potholes and do maintenance work on walkways and stormwater pipes, believes.

Two Mpumalanga districts report 100 rapes every month

2016-06-22 16:50

Two Mpumalanga district municipalities have had about 100 rape cases reported every month in the past three months.

Dutch rape victim held in Qatar

2016-06-11 22:24

A 22-year-old Dutch woman is being held in Qatar on suspicion of adultery after she said she was raped while on holiday there.

Unexpected gender shift in Sweden

2016-05-30 17:53

Sweden is experiencing a shift in the gender balance that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, there are now more men than women in the population.

Trump: Women who get illegal abortions should be punished

2016-03-31 07:17

Women who have illegal abortions should be punished, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says, before backpedaling after a firestorm erupted over his latest controversial comment.

Another arrested for Cologne sex attacks

2016-03-11 16:59

Cologne police say a fourth man has been taken into custody after they released a series of photos of people suspected of sexual harassment and assaults in the city on New Year's Eve.

From an illiterate child bride to now a famous Nigerian novelist

2016-03-08 11:38

The story of Balaraba Ramat Yakubu, the woman giving Muslim Nigerian women a voice in fiction.

 

African organisations do not prioritise gender diversity

2016-08-11 17:11

Only a third of organisations surveyed in the McKinsey Women Matter Africa report consider achieving gender diversity in leadership to be a CEO priority.

We musn't leave our sisters behind - leader of 1956 Women's March

2016-08-08 22:29

Women must continue fighting for a non-racial South Africa and work together, struggle stalwart Sophia Williams-de Bruyn has said on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the 1956 anti-pass march.

Germany lawmakers debate 'no means no' rape law

2016-07-07 16:35

German lawmakers are debating a bill that will make it easier for victims of sex crimes to file criminal complaints if they rejected their attacker's advances with a clear 'no'.

Nest egg spent on new wing for women's centre

2016-06-30 08:47

Your old couch or mismatched furniture could be put to better use, as the Saartjie Baartman Centre appeals for donations to kit out the new wing of its Cape Town premises.

Scrapping of virginity bursary applauded

2016-06-20 22:16

Lawyers for Human Rights have lauded the Commission for Gender Equality's recommendation that a bursary scheme issued to girls on the condition that they were virgins be scrapped.

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The ANCWL's President Bathabile Dlamini has compared 'blessers' to clients who use the services of sex workers.

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Pakistan man arrested for 'honour killing' of sister

2016-04-28 22:03

A Pakistani man who used a kitchen knife to murder his sister says he flew into a rage after catching her using a mobile phone.

International Women's Day dominates media in week of grim news

2016-03-13 12:54

International Women's day dominated South African news media this week, media monitoring company ROi Africa has said.

Turkey's first lady: Harems centres of education

2016-03-11 07:17

The Turkish first lady has praised the Ottoman-era harem as an educational centre that prepared women for life, the latest in a string of controversial remarks by Turkish dignitaries on women's roles.

Egypt court orders TV host jailed

2016-02-29 16:03

An Egyptian court has sentenced a former television host to a year and six months in prison for trying to shame a sexual harassment victim on her show.

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