patriarchy

 
Holistic approaches to ending violence
Holistic approaches to ending violence
The international spotlight on South Africa has subsided, but gender-based violence continues; as do challenges for foreigners and refugees, who...
Patriarchy, migration fuel Afrophobia
Patriarchy, migration fuel Afrophobia
Where does South Africa’s Afrophobic violence come from? The standard responses to this question suggest that poverty and joblessness are primary...
The cost of breaking your silence is high
The cost of breaking your silence is high
As with sexual and gender-based violence, breaking the silence is not an event. Neither happens nor dissipates in the snap of a disclosing moment,...
Declare war on the subjugation of women
Declare war on the subjugation of women
In August 2016 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela made remarks that resonated with black people and reverberated around the country. She said: “Singayi...
Violence erodes democracy and rights
Violence erodes democracy and rights
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation condemns the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana as a deplorable act. In accordance with our values...
Feminism 101: Pussies are not for grabbing
Feminism 101: Pussies are not for grabbing
I was about nine years old when I first experienced pussy grabbing. I was feeling unwell, had been vomiting and, with a high fever, was feeling...
Men should embrace feminism
Men should embrace feminism
When I go jogging around a park or pass a construction site, I do not have to worry that I might be sexually harassed by being dragged into a bush...
‘Manning up’  fuels male anxiety
‘Manning up’  fuels male anxiety
Anxiety disorders are ranked as the sixth largest contributor to lifelong health concerns worldwide with an estimated 3.6% (264-million) of the...
Nigeria’s poisonous patriarchy
Nigeria’s poisonous patriarchy
IBADAN, NIGERIA – Nearly every country has some way to go to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030, in line with United...
UN agency adopts convention on harrassment at work
UN agency adopts convention on harrassment at work
Through our work at the Women’s Legal Centre and the Legal Resources Centre, we know that women are negatively affected by the dominant economic...
The humanities can cure our colonial, patriarchal hangover
The humanities can cure our colonial, patriarchal hangover
As a scholar who teaches race, gender and representation, I often tell my students that I am never at a loss for new material. Each year, somebody...
Bricked in by the walls of patriarchy
Bricked in by the walls of patriarchy
The story of fighting sexual harassment in the university tends to be a story of failure. It is a story of trying to address complaints, giving...

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