Too many laws and customs in too many African countries still treat women as minors
How we choose to dress is an instrument to communicate personal, race, class, gender and identity politics, as discussed in this extract from ‘Born to Kwaito’
A GBV policy framework that achieves gender equality in the post-school education sector and broader society needs to be urgently implemented
Local solutions are needed to get more women into science, technology, engineering and maths
Many Ugandans find Stella Nyanzi’s mode of protest, including vulgar insults and stripping to make a point, unsettling. But her challenge to the country’s patriarchy could bring much-needed reform
We condemn the killing of a black Americans, yet women, African foreigners and queer people are regularly abused and killed in SA
Human greed has brought us to the brink of societal collapse. It is time for a student-led revolution to promote a transition to a new economic system
The scales are still tilted in favour of men, but younger people with tertiary education have less discriminatory attitudes
It will take the end of patriarchy and an efficient justice system to jail more offenders
The main judgment of acting judge Rammaka Mathopo starkly exposes the irrationality, rooted in patriarchy
City streets are ‘washed’ to cleanse them of work competitors and for moral, cultural and social restoration
The stigma of mental health disorders stops men from seeking help, often resulting in the adoption of destructive coping mechanisms
Many in Nigeria believe that familial and even societal honor depends on women’s complicity, purity, and silence
The convention is critical in terms of promoting and protecting the rights of working women
Two academic articles raise questions about the inherent racism and sexism in scientific methodologies and research ethics
When feminist harassment work becomes too successful, universities ensure that it is undone
The Critical Thinking Forum focused on the higher education sector but it became clear that this is a manifestation of a broader social issue
"Perhaps a feminist deity gave birth to feminist sons so they could raise the sort of men they would have wanted to be surrounded by."
Attempts at agricultural transformation in Africa have failed largely because of revenge and populist and ideologically driven reforms
Mandisa Mashego said she believed the behaviour of men in the EFF was a reflection of wider society.
Men need to overhaul learnt views of their power over and rights to women
‘Today, women might be politically free like all other South Africans, but they remain enslaved in the shackles of a predatory patriarchy’
Women argue that doing so is a powerful and empowering way to counter partriarchal norms
Thousands of black South Africans haven’t led the lives they wanted because of apartheid policies
‘We also commended all members of society who have been vigilant in various ways to end violence and champion the cause towards gender transformation’
Singer and composer Mbuso Khoza discusses how her royal highness who was both a performer and philosopher influenced him
Patriarchal systems have asserted for centuries that women can only own land through their men
Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan asks reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng why older men prey on younger women.
"In South Africa, fighting occupies the space between everything".
What do we lose when we characterise sexual coercion as a romantic blunder – and who gains from that loss?
Grace Mugabe’s failings as a ‘mother of the nation’ contaminated President Mugabe’s image as a ‘real man’, allowing him to be challenged by rivals
The question should be: Is the candidate (a man or a woman) best person for the job?