Where are our women?

2017-05-28 06:01

At least 51% of South Africans are women. If we don’t empower half of our human capital to reach their full potential, we are further hobbling our economy. Gayle Edmunds unpacks new research into gender equality in corporate SA.

Gender equality: Does it have to be one or the other?

2016-11-08 09:39

We are building a society where the masculine trait is being diminished with all sorts of negative stereotypical claims. Do we have to rob men of their native good qualities to ensure gender equality?

Court orders protection for Indian sisters facing rape threat

2015-09-17 05:47

India's Supreme Court has ordered authorities to provide protection to two sisters facing alleged rape threats by a local council, after their brother eloped with a high caste woman.

Church of England appoints its first female bishop

2014-12-17 13:16

The Church of England has appointed its first ever female bishop, overturning centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue.

Courageous women break boundaries

2014-08-27 07:23

Women have the ability to lead in any circumstances, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says.

India village punishes woman with gang-rape

2014-01-23 10:29

A woman has been gang-raped by 12 men on the orders of a village council in eastern India as punishment for apparently having an affair, a police officer says.

Calling all wo(men)

2013-08-01 15:30

Help Fin24 to empower and celebrate women this Women's Month.

Mbombela municipality in gender crisis

2013-02-06 16:46

Mbombela local municipality's gender transformation is in a long-term crisis, says the Commission for Gender Equality.

Uproar over Ugandan killer's pardon

2012-03-31 09:30

A decision by Uganda's president to pardon an Indian man who in 2000 was sentenced to die for the torture murder of his wife has generated fierce criticism from activists.

Malema won't take ANC to court

2011-11-13 22:27

Suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema says he will never take the ruling party to court.


The “V” Monologues?

2016-11-21 16:01

if we say beauty pageants objectify women, then how much more do awards where you take one body part of a women, and define her in terms of that?

Society is not ready for women to lead - Madonsela

2016-08-17 14:31

Advocate Thuli Madonsela says that society is not ready for women to lead, and government and the private sector should do their part to open up opportunities.

Nigeria's first female presidential candidate done with 'cheerleading'

2015-03-18 13:14

The two main candidates for the governorship of Nigeria's Lagos state have taken to the stage, making a flurry of promises to the all-female audience at the select Cosmopolitan Women's Club.

Microsoft boss opens mouth, inserts foot on women in tech

2014-10-10 09:01

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has scrambled to apologise for comments in which he suggested that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the "system".

Hundreds march for women in Pta

2014-08-09 12:25

Hundreds of people have marched in the Pretoria city centre to commemorate Women's Day.

Indian editor caught in sex assault scandal

2013-11-21 15:42

The editor of India's investigative news magazine has been accused on of trivialising a sex crime after he announced he would take six months' leave for assaulting a female colleague.

Few women opt for frontline combat roles

2013-04-25 15:01

Fewer than 20 women have applied for frontline combat roles in Australia since new policies allowing all military positions to be filled on merit rather than gender, officials say.

Morocco might scrap disputed rape law

2013-01-21 21:26

Morocco could scrap a disputed statutory rape law that favours the perpetrator, excusing them from jail if they marry their victim.

Mali rolls back women's rights

2012-01-20 22:12

Mali's president has signed a new family law, an official says, after it was revised due to pressure from Muslim groups to cut out sections providing for greater women's freedoms.

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