women's rights

 
Sigh. I’m still protesting
Sigh. I’m still protesting
I have been holding this sign since the 1980s, when I became a feminist activist, while studying in the United States for my PhD in political...
Mental healthcare must back peace efforts
Mental healthcare must back peace efforts
Early this morning my phone beeps. The message is from my friend Rose in Juba, South Sudan. She is a devoted women’s rights activist. With the...
SA’s remarkable women are fighting for social justice
SA’s remarkable women are fighting for social justice
Poor black women are disproportionately affected in the struggle to realise socioeconomic rights in South Africa.
Proposed New Zealand abortion law to give women right to choose
Proposed New Zealand abortion law to give women right to choose
The New Zealand government released long-awaited plans Monday to overhaul its abortion laws, so that a termination is treated as a health issue and...
How to get women’s voices heard in African politics
How to get women’s voices heard in African politics
Across the world activists are working hard to get more women in politics. But getting women into politics is only half of the challenge. 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...
Women have the power to swing the 2019 election
Women have the power to swing the 2019 election
It remains a mystery why political parties do not canvass the women’s vote when women can swing an election in South Africa. There are over...
Sexual harassment still plagues the workplace
Sexual harassment still plagues the workplace
South Africa is characterised by ongoing state corruption and fraud, and massive poverty and unemployment, with 49,2% of the population living...
UN backs weakened resolution on sexual violence in conflicts
UN backs weakened resolution on sexual violence in conflicts
Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege called Tuesday for justice for victims of sexual violence in conflict zones, as the...
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...
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.

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