ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER RIGHTS

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.

Ex-ANCYL leader to be sentenced for brutal murder

2016-11-22 20:06

Former ANC Youth League leader Patrick Wisani will be sentenced in December for sjambokking his girlfriend to death.

Report: Women won't earn as much as men for 170 years

2016-10-26 14:29

A new report finds that the global gender pay gap will not be closed for another 170 years if current trends continue.

Women '50% less likely' to access web in poor areas

2016-09-21 12:53

High prices, gender pay gaps, and a lack of education makes women 50% less likely to access basic internet services in poor urban communities, a global technology group has told Parliament.

'Remember Khwezi' protesters praised in Parliament

2016-08-25 19:02

Opposition parties have paid tribute to the four women who staged a silent protest against President Jacob Zuma and rape culture.

Virginity tests for bursaries are unconstitutional - gender equality commission

2016-06-17 13:44

The uThukela District Municipality’s Maidens Bursary Award is unlawful, unfair, unreasonable and unconstitutional, and should be discontinued, the Commission for Gender Equality 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.

Long hair, man-buns, earrings for boys at Cape Town school

2016-11-17 07:35

Hair and jewellery regulations will be the same for boys and girls at a high school in Cape Town after the school decided to take out any reference to gender in its policy.

Redrafted Traditional Courts Bill encourages 'equal participation of women'

2016-10-12 12:24

The reworked Traditional Courts Bill that will be reintroduced to Parliament soon makes greater provision for equal participation of women.

Gender inequality costs Africa $95bn a year - UN

2016-08-28 19:08

The UN has urged African nations to close a gender gap that has been costing an estimated $95bn a year in lost economic potential.

Man wears red dress, heels for sexuality talk with church leaders

2016-08-23 07:26

A male gender trainer wore a red dress and stilettos to a recent discussion on sexuality with Dutch Reformed church leaders.

Cape Town cops hunt for man who allegedly kidnapped, beat ex

2016-04-13 12:18

Police are still on the hunt for a man who allegedly kidnapped and beat his ex-girlfriend so badly that her eyes couldn’t even open.

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