women's rights

 
Why African democracies are failing women — and what we can do to fix it
Why African democracies are failing women — and what we can do to fix it
The fundamental equality of citizens in terms of their right to vote and participate in the political system is a cornerstone of democracy. So why...
Today, we are all women
Today, we are all women
#BalanceforBetter. That’s the theme of International Women’s Day 2019. But we respectfully disagree. Today, at the very least, is not a day for...
Customary wives in fight against marital abuse
Customary wives in fight against marital abuse
Meko and Sandiswa, both in their late 40s, have been part of a customary marriage for more than 15 years. Meko is violent and very controlling...
Go figure how women make a difference
Go figure how women make a difference
At the current rate of progress, it will take more than 200 years to achieve gender equality and female empowerment at work.
2018, the year of women’s rights?
2018, the year of women’s rights?
Although achieving equality for women across the world has been a major focus of human rights movements in 2018, women continue to bear the brunt of...
France ban on face veil 'violates' women's rights — UN panel
France ban on face veil 'violates' women's rights — UN panel
The United Nations Human Rights Council has said France's face veil ban is a violation of women's rights, as it called for a review of the...
Women’s rights must include land rights
Women’s rights must include land rights
The United Nations has declared that women’s land rights are a human right. The UN Women’s publication, Realising Women’s Rights to Land and...
World Economic Forum: Gender inequality widening after decade of progress
World Economic Forum: Gender inequality widening after decade of progress
A decade of slow progress towards better parity between the sexes has screeched to a...
Muslim feminism beyond driving
Muslim feminism beyond driving
The royal decree came on a...
Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon
Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon
When Liberians go to the polls in October 2017, there will be a disproportionate number of...
Mothers pit prayer against killings
Mothers pit prayer against killings
A haunting choral rendition of the Lord’s Prayer floated across Soweto’s Mofolo Park last week.
​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.

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