Veiled performer breaks taboos in Senegal - she raps about controversial societal issues that affect women

2020-01-30 03:50

Mina La Voilée is a female rapper from Parcelles, Dakar, who is breaking taboos by rapping about women's rights.

WATCH | 'We must not let fear stop us': Young women share stories of activism

2019-12-11 14:14

At a United Nations summit in Geneva, young women spoke about child marriage, sexual slavery, indigenous rights, corruption and climate change.

Girls achieving their goals: Soweto soccer league levels playing fields

2019-10-26 07:53

A group of girls in Soweto are setting football pitches in Orlando alight with their skills and grit.

SA men do nearly 5 times less work in the home than women - Oxfam

2019-09-03 18:06

South African women spend nearly five times more time on unpaid care and domestic work than men, according to an Oxfam report.

Almost half of female legal professionals in South Africa say they have been sexually harassed – and 73% have been bullied

2019-05-15 11:03

A first-of-its-kind survey of bullying and sexual harassment of lawyers and advocates around the world has found high levels of both in South Africa – and most legal professionals don't believe their employers can fix things.

Sifiso Skenjana: 3 ways financially savvy women can unlock economic growth

2019-04-15 05:01

After an eventful few weeks, Sifiso Skenjana ponders how organisations can better leverage women's financial know-how.

These young girls' questions to African leaders remind us of a letter Meghan Markle once wrote as a child

2019-03-08 16:29

This International Women's Day is all about the girl child. And she's got a few pressing questions for the powers that be.

#MeToo: Don't let its impact go to waste in the workplace

2019-02-24 10:43

More women are tackling gender bias in the workplace thanks to the #MeToo movement, but unless a clear company policy on gender equality is in place, with the unequivocal support of top leadership, the impact of such collective action could be lost, says Kumeshnee West.


Gender workplace equality 257 years away: WEF

2019-12-17 12:15

Women may have to wait more than two centuries for equality at work, according to a report showing gender inequality growing in workplaces worldwide despite increasing demands for equal treatment.

'Women have no voice' - EFF's gender proposals questioned ahead of key conference

2019-11-03 09:37

While EFF members mull over the party's proposals on gender - contained in its draft discussion document ahead of its National People's Assembly - some of the women say they only pay lip service to the challenges faced by women.

OPINION: Why protestors were the key speakers at this year's WEF on Africa

2019-09-08 16:00

SA is losing enough money to gender-based violence each year to send over a million children to school or build several hospitals. It's only fitting that the World Economic Forum on Africa was forced to take a good look at the problem, says Marelise van der Merwe.

OPINION: What corporate SA could have done this Women's Month instead of pink cupcakes

2019-08-29 06:00

Don't patronise - do something tangible, says Donna Rachelson.

It's been over 50 years since a woman first went into space - now NASA plans on sending the first woman to the moon by 2024

2019-05-14 17:04

Small steps and giant leaps. It's time to take women to infinity and beyond.

Want major GDP growth? Level the playing field, says the IMF

2019-04-04 20:56

The IMF says if countries with low gender equality improved their equality ratings, they could see their economies grow by an average of 35% - yet 88% of countries still have restrictions against women in the workplace embedded in their constitutions or laws, writes Donna Rachelson.

Kumeshnee West: 5 ways women can smash the glass ceiling

2019-03-09 07:00

While breaking into the male-dominated world of senior management is tough, there are a few things women can do to make it easier for themselves while climbing the corporate ladder – all the way to the top, says Kumeshnee West.

Facebook is still doing next to nothing to protect female users from harassment

2019-03-05 17:02

The social media giant once again finds itself under scrutiny after it was found that they absolve less than half of the harassment claims made on the site.

Ramaphosa praises mandatory reporting of pay discrepancies in Swiss speech

2019-01-23 13:28

Speaking at the launch of the Global Commission of the Future of Work Report, President Cyril Ramaphosa has praised the idea of mandatory reporting of pay discrepancies.

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