Colleen Lowe Morna

Beijing betrayed?

Officially, the United Nations conference is being called Beijing and Beyond. But a worldwide NGO review entitled <i>Beijing Betrayed</i> concludes that "governments have failed to turn the platform into action". The report says that despite well-meaning statements, "many women in all regions are actually worse off than they were 10 years ago".

Push for zebra principle in Parliament

A call for quotas to ensure that 50% of all public representatives are female is raising hackles, writes Colleen Lowe Morna. If SA adopted the legislated quota, it would be the first country to achieve gender parity in politics.

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