Playing the gender card has its merits, but will Thandi Modise also do and say the unthinkable just to stay alive, asks Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
Times are changing, albeit slowly, particularly within the younger expat Arab communities living in the Gulf states, who live away from relatives.
France has gone back on its plan to teach pupils about gender equality amid protests from the country's conservative right and religious groups.
The challenges women face cannot be denied, but let us not lose sight of where we have come from, writes Edna Molewa.
Zille has said there is a strong likelihood there will be more than one woman in the provincial executive after the elections.
The adoption of a new Bill, now before Cabinet, would help to fully emancipate South African women, Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana said in Tshwane.
Madiba is lauded for his contribution to the recognition of black people's dignity, and for guaranteeing the human rights of sexual minorities.
A same-sex married couple have expressed their anger at the apparent reluctance of a Durban-based Christian school to accept their children.
Of the 2 500 movers and shakers who have descended on the picture-postcard Swiss ski resort, for the World Economic Forum, a mere 17% are women.
Women's rights in Morocco are poised to improve with the probable scrapping of a law allowing rapists of minors to avoid jail by marrying them.
To some, gender may seem to be an unimportant topic, a frivolous diversion from the more critical problems of poverty, war, disease or racism.
Civil society services for rape survivors are being forced to scale back due to funding issues.
The ANC's leaders risk erasing the long and painful history of women's struggle for equality. They could learn a thing or two from the youth league.
A golden age of female achievement, buttressed by an acceptance in the sacred sphere, is now largely unknown.
The ANC's policy documents on gender equality make for cautiously optimistic reading.
Committee chairperson clears issue of filling vacancies in the Gender commission.
The Islamist party that won Tunisia's first post-revolution election says it will elevate a decades-old gender equality statute to a basic law.
Outgoing JSE chief executive Russell Loubser's recent slapping of a female M&G reporter's behind at a press conference serves as a metaphor.