Ruth Hopkins interviewed five women who are or were jailed in Pollsmoor Prison. They spoke of being traumatised by the appalling conditions.
Women chiefs are playing an increasingly important role in the country’s development, advocating for women's and children's rights.
Swaziland’s chief legal adviser has his knickers in a knot over a ‘threat’ posed to the patriarchal kingdom.
Is the right to safe and enjoyable sex less important than other women's rights?
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström is not afraid to rock the international relations boat if the need arises.
Falling pregnant can cost women their standby allowances, which make up a large chunk of their salaries.
Masih Alinejad is not opposed to the hijab, but she has created a Facebook page because she wants people to have the freedom to choose.
Married, uneducated and pregnant: These are the standards by which women in President Jacob Zuma’s world should be judged. Beyoncé begs to differ.
The politics of toilets touch on human rights and security more than you might think.
Having ditched dissing their baby mamas, rappers GP Gangsta are now cheerleaders for women's rights.
How do governments in Southern Africa plan to stop violence against women without realistic targets, effective indicators and commitment?
Given the choice between fighting gender norms and period pain, you will be tempted to choose the latter. Don’t do that, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
Women vow to buck priestly exclusion because it is patriarchy befitting apartheid-era defiance.
Many hope the ordination of South Africa's second female Catholic priest, Mary Ryan, signifies a new era for the church.
For we gender activists the Open Mosque is not quite so new. For over 20 years we've waged a gender jihad to gain inclusive access to mosques.
Playwright Eve Ensler shares the stories of women of different ages and races from all over the world through monologue, song and spoken word.
After weeks of tough negotiations, a landmark United Nations agreement has strengthened women's rights.
Many of the acts of aggression against women are based on long-standing customary notions, writes Nyasha Karimakwenda.
Women's rights defenders in Central America are drawing on a formidable network for support and protection.