ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER RIGHTS

Afghan woman buried after being beaten to death by mob

2015-03-22 10:56

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob has been buried in Kabul, her coffin carried by women's rights activists.

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

Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana, together with her entire delegation, has been shown the door in Parliament.

 

Motshekga on Zuma comments: Everyone says dumb things

2015-01-26 10:09

ANC Women's League president and Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says people should not be so sensitive about comments made by President Jacob Zuma on women.

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

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

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.

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