ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER RIGHTS

Police failure to help in domestic violence cases is misconduct- Lawyers for Human Rights

2017-06-21 22:10

Police failure to assist complainants in the domestic violence act has been viewed as misconduct, and a disciplinable offence, the Lawyers for Human Rights has said.

UP suspends sexist poster students

2017-06-02 17:04

The University of Pretoria suspends all male students who displayed posters with sexist slogans during a residence competition in May.

Parliament agrees to urgent debate on violence against women

2017-05-30 17:28

Parliament has agreed to host an urgent debate on violence against women.

Women must stop withdrawing sexual cases - Mantashe

2017-05-29 21:29

The ANC's National Executive Committee has urged women to not withdraw sexual abuse cases.

We are in a crisis, no one is safe – Shabangu on abuse against women

2017-05-26 16:34

Women no longer feel safe in SA and unless communities come together to protect one another, the scourge against women will continue, Minister of Women Susan Shabangu has said.

Joint Parliament meeting agrees to discuss violence against women

2017-05-24 16:54

The chairpersons of three Parliament portfolio committees will convene a joint meeting to debate the ongoing scourge and public rise of violence against women in SA.

Materialistic children blind to signs of abuse - Dlamini

2017-05-19 22:47

South Africa’s materialistic children are unable to see when they are being abused, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has said at the funeral of Karabo Mokoena.

Jackson Mthembu on no confidence motion: 'Bring it on'

2017-05-18 16:49

The ANC is not worried that the upcoming vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma could be conducted by secret ballot, party chief whip Jackson Mthembu says.

Israeli rabbi: Women joining army become 'non-Jews'

2017-03-09 06:10

An Israeli rabbi has been fiercely criticised for saying women who join the army come back as "non-Jews", in a controversy that coincided with International Women's Day.

Rapists need to be shamed publicly – Khwezi protester

2016-11-25 14:48

One of the women who protested in the name of President Jacob Zuma’s rape accuser during the 2016 local elections results briefing, says rapists need to feel the social consequences of their actions.

 

University of Pretoria backtracks on students' suspension over sexist posters

2017-06-08 20:06

The University of Pretoria has not suspended male students who displayed posters with sexist slogans during a residence competition last month, despite originally saying that it had.

Gauteng police ill-equipped to tackle crimes against women - DA

2017-05-30 17:31

DA member Michele Clarke has said police stations in Gauteng are under resourced and officers are not trained to deal with cases of domestic violence and the rapes of women.

Thousands of children protesting in KwaMashu

2017-05-30 11:36

Thousands of school pupils have taken to the streets of KwaMashu protesting against women abuse.

'Stop harming women' - ANCYL KZN

2017-05-26 18:24

The ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal has called on the public to protect women and “not harm them anymore”.

'Once a boyfriend klaps you, you must run away' - Mbalula

2017-05-25 13:06

Women who are in abusive relationships should leave and no police station must turn them away, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has said.

Women's dept gets less than what Nkandla upgrade cost

2017-05-23 19:31

The department of women in the Presidency's budget allocation for 2017/18, which stands at R206m, is less than the government's R249m upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's private residence in Nkandla.

Girls in most danger of sexual assault at school

2017-05-19 18:42

The most dangerous place for a girl child in SA is at school and on her way to school, CEO for Child Witness Institute Dr Karen Muller has said.

Makers of sexist Tuks posters face suspension

2017-05-18 14:12

Male students from the University of Pretoria who held up sexist posters at female students during a residence event, face suspension.

Most women are attacked by men they know - Zuma

2016-11-25 22:21

President Jacob Zuma says the majority of violence experienced by women and children is at the hands of men known to them.

Turkey throws out child sex bill after outcry

2016-11-23 22:31

A Turkish parliamentary committee has threwn out a bill that could have pardoned men convicted of child-sex assault, sealing the end of a controversy that led to a huge public outcry and protests.

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