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.

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.


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.

#WomensMarch: Women march across the US for third straight year

2019-01-21 09:35

Women's March, a national nonprofit organisation that evolved from the initial Washington march, again hosted its main event in Washington, with hundreds of "sister" marches in other cities.

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.

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