Politics

Tough times for SA women in politics

Tough times for SA women in politics

By Tshwaresa Malatji Johannesburg, 24 July 2017: Politics continues to be male dominated territory with many women facing backlash, harassment and lack of support in the sector. Women face several obstacles to participate in political life including sexism, misogyny, harassment violence and many others. Structural barriers through discriminatory laws and institutions still limit women’s options […]

August 8, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

A Twist in SA’s presidential elections

A Twist in SA’s presidential elections

Petronell Ngonyama Johannesburg, 21 July 2017: The African National Congress presidential elections has gained momentum on finding a suitable successor for the ruling party. Three women are officially contesting for presidency of the party. The gradual increase of female representation to run office particularly the national presidency seat shows that the events are taking a […]

August 8, 2017 Themes: Elections | Politics | Young Women Programs: News

SULEIMANE ESEP AMUJÍ

SULEIMANE ESEP AMUJÍ

Tamos a levar acabo as seguintes tarefas: Formadas 26 mulheres em cursos  técnico  profissionais  nas áreas de canalização, electridade básica, pedreiro, ladrilheiro, serrelharia civil e informática;​ Eleita uma Secretaria do Bairro Alto Macassa.​ Envolvidas mulheres no combate e prevenção de doenças hídricas frequentes na época chuvosa nas realizadas palestras educativas. ​ Sensibilizados  munícipes nos Bairros para aderirem a AEA (Alfabetização e […]

August 7, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

Women’s representation in Lesotho Govt recedes

Women’s representation in Lesotho Govt recedes

Maseru, 4 August: Women’s representation in Lesotho’s parliament dropped by two-percentage points from 25% to 23% after the June 2017 National Assembly Elections. Out of the 120 seats, only 27 are held by women as compared to 2015 when women held 30 seats. The cabinet representation of women has remained the same for both 2015 […]

August 4, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

A feminist president for South Africa

A feminist president for South Africa

Johannesburg, 21 February: As South Africa’s presidential race heats up, Gender Links (GL) is delighted that at least half those reportedly putting their hat in the ring of the African National Congress (ANC) race are women. GL urges all presidential candidates from all parties to set out their priorities on upholding human rights, especially women’s […]

February 21, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

South Africa: No proxy for president!

The race for the next president of South Africa is on! Will Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma, outgoing chair of the African Union (AU) become South Africa’s first woman president? Or will Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa finally get his chance, after Thabo Mbeki trumped him to take over from Nelson Mandela in 1999? South African author and former […]

January 20, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Governance | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign

US Elections: Strong men still rule the world!

US Elections: Strong men still rule the world!

9 November: Instead of welcoming its first woman president, the world’s richest and most influential democracy has sent out the frightening message that strong men still rule the world despite the little chinks in the patriarchal armour that we’ve seen in recent years. Eight years ago when Hillary Clinton ran against Barack Obama as the […]

November 22, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: GL Commentary Service

Commission on Gender Equality: National Gender and Media Symposium

The theme of the national symposium held in Gauteng on the 14 May 1999 was Gender, Politics and the Media. It was intended as a critical analysis of the treatment of women politicians in the South African media. The panel discussions included women politicians and the media; guidelines for reporting and gender and politics.  

September 20, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Media | Politics Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Women in Africa: profiles of leadership – A mandate for change

This booklet, which has its genesis in two panels on African women and leadership organised by the UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa, introduces three women from East Africa, two from West Africa and one from southern Africa who have all won acclaim in their respective fields and share a commitment and passion for activism on […]

September 19, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Words into action: The Namibian women’s manifesto

This manifesto aims to urge voters to consider issues that are important to women and children when selecting a candidate or party for elections; mobilise women as 51% of the electorate to actively participate in the elections; lobby parties to include at least 50% of women candidates on party lists and suggest the president increases […]