ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER RIGHTS

Woman’s eyes gouged out for phone, earrings

2014-07-30 11:03

Activists have expressed outrage about an attack by robbers on a woman in Khayelitsha whose eyes were gouged out - for a cellphone and earrings.

Women's issues under presidency's 'watchful eye'

2014-06-02 14:33

Following President Zuma dissolution of the department for women, children and people with Disabilities earlier this week, News24 looks at who will take on these key responsibilities.

Saudi drops SMS to men when women travel

2014-01-14 18:00

Saudi Arabia has suspended a programme that notifies the male guardians of female relatives, who may only travel abroad with their permission, once the women leave the country.

Men dominate principal posts - Motshekga

2013-08-23 22:20

Men continue to dominate school principal positions despite an "overwhelming" number of women in the education sector, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Motshekga: Patriarchy a problem

2013-08-08 13:09

Patriarchy in society and men's attitude towards women is a problem, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Delhi cops report surge in sex crimes

2013-03-30 20:09

Police have announced a sharp jump in sex crimes reported in the Indian capital since the fatal gang-rape of a student and attributed the rise to more confidence among victims to report complaints.

Govt is tackling gender violence - GCIS

2013-03-01 09:01

Ministers not speaking at a parliamentary debate did not reflect government's attitude in tackling the issue of gender-based violence, government says.

Cabinet concerned about gender violence

2013-02-28 13:01

Cabinet is concerned about the recent spike in rape and the brutalisation of women and children, acting government spokesperson Phumla Williams says.

Xingwana hounded out of Parliament

2013-02-28 10:00
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Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana, together with her entire delegation, has been shown the door in Parliament.

More women in govt since 1994

2013-01-28 11:17

The number of women in all three levels of government has increased over the past 18 years, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

India rape victim's body cremated

2012-12-30 20:05

The body of woman who was gang-raped on a bus in India's capital has been cremated in a private ceremony.

India grieves over gang rape victim

2012-12-29 22:48

India has been engulfed by a mass outpouring of grief and anger for the victim of a gang-rape as her body was flown out of Singapore hours after she died.

Swaziland denies miniskirt ban

2012-12-27 18:14

Swaziland has not banned the wearing of miniskirts, a government spokesperson Percy Simelane says.

Chief justice: Judiciary not sexist

2012-09-12 21:00

It is not sexist of the judiciary to have potential women judges participate in training programmes, the office of the chief justice says.

Young mom brutally beaten by ex

2012-08-30 13:12

A 21-year-old mother has been brutally beaten allegedly by her ex-boyfriend, despite having a protection order against him and two domestic violence cases pending.

EMS official's comments sexist - medics

2012-08-23 10:16

A KwaZulu-Natal official's comments about paramedics who fall pregnant and take maternity leave have angered women employees who described them as sexist.

Zuma pledges to fix 'trouble spots'

2012-08-09 18:05
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Problems in provinces struggling to deliver basic education will be rectified, President Jacob Zuma has said.

Gender bill expected soon

2012-08-01 15:28

The women empowerment and gender equality bill, which is expected to make gender equity in the private and public sector mandatory, is almost ready to go to Cabinet.

ANCWL to fight patriarchy at conference

2012-06-26 10:30

The ANC Women's League has vowed to knock patriarchy on its "ugly head" at the ANC's policy conference this week.

Birth control had personal cost - pioneer

2012-04-10 08:25

Taunts of "baby killer" and "butcher" still echo in Bill Baird's ears, nearly five decades after he began fighting for birth control and abortion rights.

Aus army chief wants more women

2012-02-29 09:35

Australia's army chief has called for the recruitment of more women, gays and ethnic minorities in the military, saying the country's changing demographics make it unsustainable not to.

Minister to take part in miniskirt march

2012-02-16 22:06

Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana will participate in the march in Johannesburg to protest against assaults on women wearing miniskirts.

Tortured Afghan child bride recovering

2012-01-12 19:49

The Afghan child bride who was tortured in an attempt to force her into prostitution is slowly recovering but is still hardly able to speak, a nurse says.

Raped Afghan woman still in jail

2011-12-12 14:25

An Afghan woman who was jailed for adultery after being raped remains in prison more than 10 days after President Hamid Karzai ordered her release, her lawyer says.

Afghan acid attack over marriage denial

2011-11-30 22:01

An Afghan family who refused to let an apparent irresponsible man marry their daughter have been attacked with acid.

 

Ministry welcomes probe into wife 'gift'

2014-06-19 14:33

The women's ministry has welcomed the investigation into SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng receiving a wife as a gift.

Group welcomes kidnapping conviction

2014-02-14 10:34

The Sonke Gender Justice group has welcomed the first conviction linked to ukuthwala, which involves the kidnapping and rape of young women, in the Western Cape.

Xingwana: Dept monitors, not delivers

2013-09-13 13:30

When it comes to helping the disabled, the mandate of the department of women, children, and people with disabilities is to monitor and report, but not necessarily to deliver jobs, says Minister Lulu Xingwana.

Manning - challenges for US military

2013-08-23 16:00

Manning has created a whole new set of potential complications for the US military, asking to be known as a woman named Chelsea.

Premier: Women not sexual objects

2013-07-18 09:49

Women are not sexual objects and men should condemn abusive behaviour towards woman, North West Premier Thandi Modise says.

'Historic' UN statement on women secured

2013-03-16 10:16

Muslim and western nations have overcome deep divisions to agree a historic United Nations declaration setting out a code of conduct for combating violence against women.

Calls mount for Xingwana to go

2013-02-28 16:16
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Despite her apology, calls for Women, Children and Disabled Persons Minister Lulu Xingwana's sacking or resignation for her comments on young Afrikaner men and Calvinism have mounted.

Zuma: No one should be raped in SA

2013-02-28 11:37
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Women and children should not have to face violence or rape anywhere in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma says.

ANCWL: Celebrate Cachalia's life

2013-02-01 12:48

Amina Cachalia's life should be celebrated and emulated, the ANC Women's League says, following the death of the anti-apartheid and gender activist.

Treat raped girl as a victim - Maldives

2013-01-08 14:01

The Maldives government urged leniency Tuesday for a teenager who could face public flogging for having pre-marital sex, saying she had been traumatised by earlier repeated rapes by her stepfather.

India slammed for rape victim 'finger tests'

2012-12-30 16:14

Human Rights Watch has called on the Indian government to ban the "undignified" treatment of rape victims who are often subjected to degrading examinations by doctors.

Gang-rape victim tragedy 'a tipping point'

2012-12-29 19:27

They may never know her name, but protesters in India are determined that the gang-rape victim would serve as a "tipping point" in the battle to end a culture of violence against women in the country.

ACDP: Men must change attitudes about women

2012-12-09 18:34

Violence against women is largely perpetrated because men regard women as possessions and sexual objects, says the ACDP which wants men to change their attitudes.

Judiciary filled with sexism - judge

2012-08-31 09:19

Women who want to become judges face an uphill battle in a judiciary that is still challenged by sexism, says Judge Kathy Satchwell.

Xingwana: Prioritise women's access to land

2012-08-29 14:09

Women's access to land should be prioritised to address rural development and food security problems, Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana says.

Madonsela: Inefficiency not apartheid's fault

2012-08-22 11:14

Maladministration in government cannot be blamed on apartheid, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has said at lecture on the place of women in our democracy.

Xingwana: Women have it better now

2012-08-06 16:31

The government has made significant strides in improving the lives of women since 1994, Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana says.

Call for ANC gender summit

2012-06-29 13:05

An ANC commission has discussed the possibility of a gender summit to "unpack" women's rights.

Pakistani death sentence women 'still alive'

2012-06-07 14:30

At least two Pakistani women are alive and well after being sentenced to death for purportedly mingling with men and singing at a village wedding, the country’s Supreme Court has heard.

Afghan women face jail for fleeing abuse

2012-03-28 14:08

For Afghan women, the act of fleeing domestic abuse or forced prostitution may land them in jail while their abusers walk free.

Pretoria teen deceived into sex slave scam

2012-02-17 10:08

A Pretoria teenager claims she was deceived into becoming a sex slave by a dance company which offered her a job in Istanbul, Turkey.

SA woman rescued from abuse in Pakistan

2012-02-14 16:25

A Cape Town woman is on her way home after being rescued from an abusive marriage in Pakistan.

Catholics reject Angola abortion law

2011-12-24 21:17

The Catholic Church in Angola has condemned a new bill to decriminalise abortion in the southern African country.

Saudi women drivers 'will be promiscuous'

2011-12-03 22:40

A report given to a high-level advisory group in Saudi Arabia claims that allowing women in the kingdom to drive could encourage premarital sex, a rights activist says.

Spanking scandal hits Australian navy

2011-11-30 13:30

A senior Australian naval officer has pleaded not guilty to charges of spanking a junior female sailor, with a court martial hearing it was a test to see how obedient she was.

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