Feminism:Contradictions and possibilities

Feminism:Contradictions and possibilities

By Colleen Lowe Morna Mbabane, 19 July: It is wonderful to be back at Waterford/ Kamhlaba, my alma mater, forty years later. The fact that we are having a debate here today on African feminism, during Waterford’s third Africa Week, held under the banner “Unscrambling Africa” speaks volumes on how far we have come on […]

Is Africa rising enough for its women?

Is Africa rising enough for its women?

Johannesburg, 22 May: May 25 marks Africa Freedom day and many people across the continent and in the diaspora hold celebrations to mark this special occasion. On this day we celebrate the unity and solidarity of our founding leaders who sacrificed it all for the sake of our freedom and independence. As the beneficiaries of […]

Mother’s day in a diverse world

Mother’s day in a diverse world

On  Wednesday the 17th of May 2017, the world joined in solidarity to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). Created in 2004, the day is used to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]

International: African Feminists at AWID Forum Call for Sustainable Resourcing

International: African Feminists at AWID Forum Call for Sustainable Resourcing

Salvador, Brazil, 9 September: African feminists have called on donors to “put their money where their mouth is” by funding indigenous African women’s rights organisations threatened with closure as funding priorities shift. While pledging to “get out of the box” and look into new sources of funding, including African philanthropy, a vibrant panel at the […]

January 15, 2017 Themes: Feminism | Gender equality Programs: News

Working from inside: Twenty years of the office of the status of women

This is the history of 20 years of the office of the status of Women in Australia. Over these 20 years the Australian government has learned to take the needs of women more seriously and respecting women’s rights to make their own life choices. The Australian example of the institutionalising of feminism within a bureaucracy […]

Women as leaders

This series profiles the lives of women leaders at community, regional, national and international level. The focus is to capture the diverse leadership styles and achievements of women in changing their societies. It profiles a feminist activist from India, student activists, a mayor in Swaziland, Miriam Makeba of South Africa and an indigenous woman leader […]

GIME Research Symposium Workshop Pack

Symposium concept paper Media programme strategy Gender and Media Diversity Centre concept paper LGBTI research analysis GAMAG research report  

September 9, 2016 Themes: Education | Feminism | LGBTI | Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Agenda: twenty years of the constitution: reflecting on citizenship and gender justice

An article entitled Two decades of jurisprudence on substantive gender equality: what the Constitutional Court got right and wrong; another on judicial deconstruction of customary law for gender equality which looks at selected case law and an article on employment equity and elimination of discrimination: where are women with disabilities in the hierarchy? and Deaf […]

September 9, 2016 Themes: Feminism | Justice system | Land | LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Outras Vozes

Articles on a male history of sexuality and the resolution of cases of domestic violence as well as looking at justice through a feminist perspective and the psychological effect of violence against women. There is a communique on the attempts to control women’s clothing as a way to control HIV and an opinion piece on […]

Women against violence breaking the silence: Reflecting on experience in Latin America and the Caribbean

The struggle against violence against women in the region brings together the objectives and strategies of the feminist movement. The movement has accumulated a wealth of experience in uncovering the scope of violence and the impact on women’s lives and making visible one of the most flagrant aspects of women’s subordination.   The feminist movement’s […]