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.
It might sound counterproductive, but any strategy to address violence against women has to work to empower men too, says Helen Joseph speaker.
How dreams of workplace equity give way to realistic goals for a multinational organisation, writes Sisonke Msimang.
Extra measures need to be taken urgently to hasten the transformation and empowerment of women, Minister Lulu Xingwana has said.
The proportion of women students at UniZulu is much higher than the national average.
Elections in East and Southern Africa have left fewer women in politics, placing countries at risk of not meeting equality targets, the UN said.
South Africa has a balance of men and women in Parliament that would rival Nordic countries, but it shouldn't rest on its laurels.
The ANC Women's League wants an Equality Bill that will extend the ANC's 50:50 gender quota to government institutions and the private sector.
Despite the gasps at the university since the photo appeared in its student paper, reaction from beyond Stellenbosch has been warmly appreciative.