Saudi teen says fleeing was "worth the risk"

2019-01-17 09:43

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi teen who fled her country says she plans to pursue an education, get a job and live a normal life in Canada while advocating in support of freedom for women around the world.

Why gender stereotypes are a no-go zone at Beyoncé's house

2019-01-09 16:28

"I want my son to have a high emotional IQ where he is free to be caring, truthful, and honest." No ordinary mom, Beyoncé shares why she wants her children to grow up without limitation, and gender stereotypes are no exception.

Making salary information public helps close the gender pay gap

2018-12-05 18:57

When workers know how their pay compares with their colleagues, the difference between what men and women earn gets smaller, according to new economic research.

UN chief decries failure to bring women into peacemaking

2018-10-26 05:28

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is decrying the failure to bring women into peacemaking, citing statistics that between 1990 and 2017 women constituted only 8 percent of negotiators and 5 percent of witnesses and signatories to major peace process.

WATCH: Top 5 world news videos today

2018-10-11 05:40

Watch our playlist of the five most talked about videos today, October 11, 2018.

Wheels of change: Women make their mark in Cape Town's transport industry

2018-10-07 09:08

Changing perceptions about what women are capable of doing is a difficult task, says Maria Dumekude, who started as a cleaner and now works as an auto electrician among her mostly male colleagues.

Fall of engineering CEO a warning to patriarchal men - Gender Commission

2018-09-08 08:15

Men who speak 'loosely' will be dealt with and should learn from the termination of chief executive of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, says the Gender Commission.

Pay the housewife, free the woman

2018-08-26 10:02

Yes, there are women leaders and there are many educated and empowered women, but there are also millions of uneducated, undereducated and impoverished women in South Africa today, writes Nomkhita Gysman.

Magda Wierzycka's 10 tips to run your own business

2018-08-17 20:11

Most people who say they want to run a business, never actually end up doing it. Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka shares lessons on what it takes to run a business or even lead a successful career.

Engineering body CEO commits to diversity training over 'antagonistic' column

2018-08-13 10:16

Manglin Pillay, the head of the SA Institution of Civil Engineering, has issued a brief public apology for his column questioning the place of women in engineering, and committed to undergo diversity training.


To end secret divorces, Saudi women will at least now receive a notification via text

2019-01-11 12:17

Small steps equal big strides for all women.

SACC urges Gender Equality commission to probe ANC chaplain-general's 'derogatory' comments about women

2019-01-03 10:43

The South African Council of Churches says it is disgusted by the 'shocking and unbelievable utterances' made by Reverend Vukile Mehana.

Court stops divorced women in Transkei from becoming destitute

2018-11-02 07:04

Women in the Transkei have secured a big victory in the Constitutional Court. If married under the old Transkei Marriage Act they will be less likely to be left destitute if they get divorced.

Suffering from high blood pressure? It could be because of discrimination

2018-10-24 10:43

Women are being negatively affected by discrimination and their health is at risk for it.

UCT students can now choose gender-neutral titles

2018-10-10 19:33

The University of Cape Town is now allowing students the option of indicating a gender-neutral title, or no title at all, in official university correspondence.

There is a new man

2018-09-09 12:39

There is a desperate need to create safe spaces to rage, to hurt and to name the perpetrators because we don’t have the luxury of remaining silent, write Tian Johnson and Nokhwezi Mabutyana.

No woman, no cry

2018-09-02 12:15

R*E*S*P*E*C*T, demanded the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, in what became an anthem for the struggle for gender equality in the 1970s and 1980s, writes Dhesigen Naidoo.

Womxn are ready for a new story

2018-08-26 06:21

Being a storyteller is one of the most important aspects of my identity. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t searching for expression in one way or another, whether as an actor on a stage, on my couch with pen and paper in hand, or in an art class, writes Buhle Ngaba.

Magda Wierzycka: 'The crooks must go to jail, Markus Jooste first'

2018-08-17 14:50

Speaking at a conference on Friday, Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka called for South Africans to focus on building a future, but said "crooks" must be sent to jail first.

It's not the ANCWL, it's patriarchy

2018-08-12 07:56

ANC policy advances on gender relations resulted from hard-won battles by their women, writes Philile Ntuli.

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