Sex roles

Seychelles: Where are we on promoting LGBTI rights?

Seychelles: Where are we on promoting LGBTI rights?

By Laura Pillay May 17, 2016, International Day against Homophobia, was symbolic for LGBTI+ in Seychelles as the Republic of Seychelles joined the list of countries to decriminalise same sex acts, under the administration of former President James Michel. Prior to decriminalisation, Section 151 of the Penal Code banned same-sex intercourse between males, categorising it […]

June 30, 2019 Themes: Justice system | Sex roles | Sexuality Programs: News | Portrayal

Botswana: Separation of powers pillar of democracy

Botswana: Separation of powers pillar of democracy

Last week Botswana made history specifically in the African context where human rights are not always enshrined when three High Court Judges – Abednico Tafa, Michael Leburu and Jennifer Dube “struck down” Sections 164, and 165 of the Penal Code. The 133-paged judgement further explains that, “The word “private” in Section 167 of the Penal […]

June 20, 2019 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights | Sex roles Programs: Human Rights | News

Fight for LGBTIQ community’s rights resurface

Fight for LGBTIQ community’s rights resurface

Malawi: From Australia to Malawi issues affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex and Queer/ Questioning (LGBTIQ) community could be the same. In Australia a deeply religious 30-year old rugby player Israel Folau, found himself in hot water over his anti-gay comments. He posted on social media that “hell awaits homosexuals”. It cost him his […]

May 13, 2019 Themes: Human Rights | LGBTI | Reproductive health | Sex roles Programs: News | Perspective

Child marriages: Is prosecution the answer?

Child marriages: Is prosecution the answer?

Malawi: 08 May 2019, A constitutional amendment of 2017 in Malawi may have raised the age of marriage from 16 to 18 for both boys and girls but child marriages are still rampant, a development that has compelled some rights activists to call for stiffer penalties including jail terms for executors of child marriages. A […]

May 8, 2019 Themes: Child Abuse | Children | Sex roles | Young Women Programs: News

Press Freedom Day: GL urges Caster to appeal

Press Freedom Day: GL urges Caster to appeal

Johannesburg, 3 May: On World Press Freedom Day, Gender Links (GL) urges Caster Semenya to exercise #VoiceandChoice by appealing the court ruling that would force her to change her natural state in order to continue competing in sport. GL further urges the South African government, which has so far been conspicuous for its silence on […]

May 2, 2019 Themes: Gender equality | Sex roles | Sports Programs: GL Commentary Service

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 […]

Legally yours: Handbook on Mainstreaming Gender into Communication Policies, Laws, Codes

This handbook looks at the following:
– Media regulation in SA
– The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
– ICT policies
– ICT Laws
-Regulatory policies
-Codes of conduct
-developing institutional gender policies

Eating burnt toast : the lived experiences of female breadwinners in South Africa.

In modern South African society, many women have overcome traditional notions of gender by becoming breadwinners in their homes and providing primary financial support for their families. Employing a Phenomenological Feminist viewpoint, this dissertation contextualises the meaning that South African female breadwinners (FBW) ascribe to their experiences within their lived environment, utilising data collected from in-depth, unstructured interviews with FBW from the Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces. While taking into consideration their intersectional experiences of gender, race, as well as cultural and traditional societal pressures, this study represents these womens’ voices in order to understand how they make meaning of and negotiate their spaces and roles as breadwinners. In the course of interviews and analysis, the realities faced by FBW revealed experiences, individual and communal, shared and unique, which expose archaic divisions of gender within our society, which have been hiding behind constructions of reform advocating equality among the sexes.

The South African poet who advocates for gender equity, peace and non-violence

The South African poet who advocates for gender equity, peace and non-violence

Maputo, 14 December: South African politician, Bernedette Muthien is one of the 12 members of South Africa’s Constitutional Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities. She was appointed to this part-time five-year renewable post in March this year, following South Africa’s fifth election held in the country under conditions of universal adult suffrage since the end of the apartheid era in 1994.

Moçambique: Associação de defesa de minorias sexuais clama por legalização e consideração

Moçambique: Associação de defesa de minorias sexuais clama por legalização e consideração

Maputo, 5 de Dezembro: Homofobia ou o preconceito contra as pessoas de orientação sexual minoritÁ¡ria, como é o caso dos homossexuais, estÁ¡ a atingir contornos alarmantes na sociedade moçambicana para além de aumentar a violência baseada no género GBV no mundo.