ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER RIGHTS

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.

Women to blame for rape because of clothes they wear – Grace Mugabe

2015-11-21 11:49

Grace Mugabe has sparked outrage by suggesting women are to blame for rape because of the clothes they wear.

Poet has dirty, loose panties - ANCYL president

2015-09-11 09:43

Newly elected ANC Youth League president Collen Maine hit below the belt at a female poet, saying "if her dirty panties are loose she must not take that it is true for the women in the ANC".

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.

 

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.

Three women win in landmark Saudi elections

2015-12-13 11:35

A Saudi woman won a seat on Mecca's municipal council in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia's first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates, the country's election commission announced Sunday.

Tricky issue of gender pay gap surfaces in White House race

2015-10-18 09:24

The persistent pay gap between women and men in the United States - right up to Hollywood stars - is emerging as a 2016 campaign issue, but experts say its root causes are complex.

Study reveals core of gender-based violence in Bredasdorp

2015-06-17 15:36

The 'superior' role men assume in relationships is at the core of gender-based violence bedevilling the Bredasdorp community, a study has revealed.

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.

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