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​Uganda jails women activist to silence her
​Uganda jails women activist to silence her
Ugandan queer and women’s rights activist Stella Nyanzi is being kept in prison to prevent her criticising government, her supporters say.
Survey: Quarter of Europeans say rape can be justified
Survey: Quarter of Europeans say rape can be justified
More than a quarter of European Union residents have said that sex without consent may be justified under certain circumstances, according to a new...
Get it right, newsdesks, the ANC aunties are not exactly fighting for women's rights
Get it right, newsdesks, the ANC aunties are not exactly fighting for women's rights
Fantastic news: Women’s Month is over. Until next August. I breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Unsung rights activist and mother of Pallo Jordan, Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan, dies
Unsung rights activist and mother of Pallo Jordan, Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan, dies
One of South Africa’s great — and largely unheralded — fighters against apartheid and for women’s rights died on Sunday in a...
What department of women? For many, it may as well not exist
What department of women? For many, it may as well not exist
Susan Shabangu, the minister of women in the presidency, might laud her department’s efficiency in tackling gender issues but the average woman...
Filth, disease, sex and violence for Pollsmoor's female inmates
Filth, disease, sex and violence for Pollsmoor's female inmates
International Women’s Day on March 8 turns the spotlight on the fate of women, in particular their achievements and the slow pace of progress. An...
Ghana's formidable 'queen mothers' rise up
Ghana's formidable 'queen mothers' rise up
The women came from the far corners of the country by the dozen, from traffic-choked Accra, bustling market towns and remote rural villages –...
Attorney general: Women will destroy Swazi chieftainship
Attorney general: Women will destroy Swazi chieftainship
While African Union chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was extolling the virtues of empowering women on the continent at the African Union summit...
Pleasure is no man's prerogative
Pleasure is no man's prerogative
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Rights can't wait for diplomacy
Rights can't wait for diplomacy
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström's modus operandi has been regarded as something of a departure from the realpolitik style of...
Pregnant firefighters lose pay
Pregnant firefighters lose pay
Female firefighters working for the City of Cape Town say they are punished if they fall pregnant – they lose up to a quarter of their salaries...

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