Xenophobia

The gendered nature of xenophobia in South Africa

Migrants and refugees are, by their very status as foreigners, vulnerable to violence. Violence against foreigners and violence against women are normalised ways in which South African society interacts with minority and vulnerable groups. Foreign women in South Africa, therefore, face a double jeopardy. They are at the intersection of these two groups that are […]

The Commonwealth Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment 2007 – 2015

CYP works to engage young people to enhance their contribution to development.We do this with partnership with young people, governments and other key stakeholders.CYP advocates the effective participation of young women and men in the development process

January 20, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Human Rights | Xenophobia Programs: Booklet

Key Editorial and Business Strategies: A Case Study of Six Independent Community Newspapers

The Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership (SPI) conducted this study to identify strategies successful small independent newspapers have adopted to overcome the many challenges confronting their publications. To this end, the SPI conducted in-depth case stidies of six successful South African newspapers serving their local communities. These case studies provide an overview of the challenges facing small independent newspapers and the range of the best practices and strategies that have helped to ensure that participating newspapers are successful. The SPI hopes other small independent publications will be able to draw on these experiences and that this report will contribute to the sustainablility of small independent newspaper in South Africa and elsewhere.

December 15, 2015 Themes: Business | Xenophobia Programs: Book

Gender Justice Barometer: Audit of the SADC Declaration on Gender and Development (Addendum on the eradication of violence against women and children

While gender violence is now firmly on the political agenda in Southern Africa, laws, services and resources to address this scourge are patchy and the link between gender violence and HIV/AIDS is not being adequately addressed. Attention to new threats like sex trafficking is growing, but is barely acknowledged in policies and laws.

These are the key findings of a survey of 12 countries conducted by the Gender and Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) Network ahead of Human Rights Day on 10 December 2004 – also the climax of the Sixteen Days of Activism on Sixteen Days of Activism on Gender Violence.

Protest against xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals_ News of the south_ May 2015

Protest against xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals_ News of the south_ May 2015

Name of the story: Protest against xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals Name of the media house: News of the south Country: Zimbabwe Brief description of the item of work you submitted and motivation of why it is a good example of gender awareness and sensitivity in advancing gender equality Post-2015. My photo shows a courageous […]

Xenophobic Thugs: ‘We’ll burn you alive_City Press_20 April 2015

A Summary of The Combating of Rape Act

This is a brief summary of the Combating of rape Act, 2000 (Act 8 of 2000) and the Combating of Immoral Practices Amendment Act 2000 (Act 7 of 2000). It explains these new laws in simple language and gives examples to help you understand it.

April 13, 2015 Themes: Gender based violence | HIV/AIDS | Human Rights | Justice system | Xenophobia Programs: Booklet

Children: Dying to make the news: an analysis of children’s coverage in the South African news media

In 2003, 36 news media were monitored over 3 months to see where children appeared in the news, who they were, what they said and what they were doing. The key results are included in this book published in partnership with the Media Monitoring Project.

January 9, 2015 Themes: Children | Media | Xenophobia Programs: Book

Women Development Strategy for the City of Johannesburg

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the
power to create, nurture, and transform.
A woman knows that nothing can come
to fruition without light. Let us call upon
women’s voices and women’s hearts to guide
us in this age of planetary transformation.

January 9, 2015 Themes: Gender equality | HIV/AIDS | Xenophobia Programs: Book

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.