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The Joint Committee on Improvement of Quality of Life and Status of Women will discuss women advancement and the empowerment of women in politics and gender equality with their Vietnamese...
South Africa has soared to third place, behind Rwanda and Sweden, in global rankings on women representation in Parliament after last week's elections, a report released by Gender Links on...
Law enforcement against gender-based violence is to be strengthened, following the signing of a cooperation agreement between South Africa and the United States of America. US Ambassador to South...
South Africa’s gender parity laws have seen women rise to positions of power in the state, the private sector and civil society. On National Women’s Day, there was much talk of increasing women’s...
Victoria Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi admits she is no angel. But for 30 years she’s navigated through South Africa’s tough political landscape, mainly as a member of a male-dominated party, and now...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
This article describes the participation and representation of women in local government elections in South Africa.
Political parties should be forced, through changes in legislation, to bring more women into government. This is the call from the Commission on Gender Equality (CGE) after the country’s local...
South Africans will take to the polls on May 18 to vote in the country’s fourth local government elections but women’s issues are glaringly absent from many of the party manifestos, observers...
South Africa's newly elected president Jacob Zuma has appointed 14 women ministers with 12 as deputies. According to media reports in the country, Zuma made sweeping changes to the cabinet...
Report / White Paper Resource
This report reviews the progress made in South Africa since tthe launch of the Women's Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO) campaign, "50/50 by 2005: Get the Balance Right!" It discusses...
SADC leaders have deferred the signing of the Protocol on Gender and Development because some member states need more time to conclude internal consultations following late changes to the document....

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All too often, we measure our progress in the process of gender empowerment by counting the number of woman politicians in Parliament and Cabinet. There is also now a new dynamic in ANC politics with...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
This article describes the participation of women in the 1994 election in South Africa, and the particular difficulties women candidates faced during this election.
He was loved and admired all over the world for helping to end apartheid and heal the scars of a divided nation. But in his fight for total freedom, the liberation leader also devoted himself to...

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Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights.” So proclaimed Hillary Clinton, US First Lady at the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, in a...
Women's Net is a networking support programme designed to enable South African women to use the internet to find the people, issues, resources, and tools they need for women's social activism.
Report / White Paper Resource
This report explores the various aspects of gender issues in political participation and governance. It analyzes the impact of women as agents of change in the political process, reviews key...