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The threat of rape helps keep the vulnerable in line

Using an ever-present danger works to benefit men — no matter their education, profession, class or outward social behaviour

Simple interventions could cut violence against women

Measures such as better street lighting, training the police and enforcing gun control can effect real change

The heavy price of pushing masculinity

In the frantic pursuit of patriarchal ideas of manhood, boys often lose their ability to love — this paves the way for cruelty and violence

Maaza Mengiste: ‘We are now catching up with the past’

As war drums beat again in Ethiopia, author Maaza Mengiste finds new language to memorialise the Second Italo-Ethiopian War

Khaya Sithole: Tsakani Maluleke’s example – and challenge

Shattering the glass ceiling is not enough, the new auditor general must make ‘live’ audits the norm here in SA

Women are entitled to own land

Too many laws and customs in too many African countries still treat women as minors

How embroidery broke the silence around women’s apartheid trauma

By making embroideries, women move beyond and challenge categories and labels of “being vulnerable” or being perceived as “marginalised”

‘Pro-family’ campaigners ignore pregnant women dying during Covid lockdowns

Conservative groups are fighting efforts to expand African women’s access to healthcare. Do they care about women all the time, or only when they’re procreating?

UN: SA recovery only in five years

The latest report shows the South Africa’s women will be the hardest hit demographic of the economic downturn

Women are South Africa’s changemakers and they deserve more

The truth is the economy still largely revolves around men, especially white men like me, writes Alef Meulenberg.

Crime stats mark a bitter start to Women’s Month

We must celebrate women’s achievements this month while agitating for structural change, argues Luke Waltham

The danger of well-meaning men using the term ‘our women’

History shows that women have long been considered property by various social groups. These words perpetuate the idea

How to build a women-powered, green-energy transition

As the globe moves towards greener energy practices, more women must be included in this new growth sector, for the benefit of all

Why Uganda needs a Stella Nyanzi in Parliament

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

The cyclical politics of help

Black women and trans artists are worthy of support but it should not come with terms and restrictions

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