Africa: UN Women Releases Report on Equality, Families

The United Nations says women's rights have advanced over the past decades but gender inequality and violence still exists within families. U.N. Women, also known as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Wo...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Health Check: Is Makeup Bad For Your Skin?

Makeup is an everyday item for many people and non-negotiable for some. Is it bad for our skin? As always, the answer is not clear-cut and depends on the individual, their skin type, and the products they use.With an overwhelming choice ...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Financial Liberalisation Has Necessitated a Gender-Aware Policy Reform.

In recent weeks South Africans have been overwhelmed with highly contested views on the South African Reserve Bank’s mandate. This happens post ANC lekgotla resolutions media briefing, delivered bysecretary general of the ruling party Ac...

Funzani Mtembu·over 4 years ago

How Women in Kenya Mobilised for Peace After Surviving Violence

Women are rarely represented adequately at peace negotiations yet they make up half the population of any country in conflict or at war. This remains the case despite increasing global policy awareness on how women are affected by confli...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Risks Leaving Women Behind

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is, ostensibly, upon us. The term was coined in 2016 by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Form. Broadly, it refers to the collapsing of boundaries between the physical...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Providing Nairobi’s mothers with subsidised day-care will benefit everyone

One of the major challenges that faces mothers who work is how to ensure their children are properly cared for while they are away.This is particularly true for women in low-income settings. For instance, in the informal settlements of K...

Margaret Nampijja & Patricia Kitsao-Wekulo·over 4 years ago

What can be done to better support women pursuing their PhDs in Africa

A Doctor of Philosophy – commonly known as a PhD – is the highest level of academic training. It allows the degree holder to teach the chosen subject at university, conduct research or practise in the specialised area. However, in ma...

Anne M. Khisa, PhD·about 3 years ago

In its portrayal of women, the classic South African novel Mhudi was ahead of its time

Solomon T. Plaatje was born in 1876 and was one of the founding members of South Africa’s current ruling party, the African National Congress. He was a politician, intellectual, journalist and author of the seminal Native Life in Sout...

Jenny Boźena du Preez·almost 3 years ago

Abortion in Kenya and Benin: medical safety isn't enough- women and girls need to feel safe socially too

Women’s priority is avoiding prosecution and social stigma. Their need for secrecy is one of the reasons why women and girls continue to use unsafe methods for abortion

Ramatou Ouedraogo, Grace Kimemia & Jonna Both - African Population and Health Research Centre ·about 1 year ago

Minister Didiza to hold a symposium and exhibition for women in agriculture

This is in light of the recently signed Agriculture and Agro – Processing Master Plan

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development ·about 1 year ago

Okonjo-Iweala in the WTO top job: breaking the glass ceiling is a win for all women

What does her career rise represent for Nigerian women? Actually this is a great achievement. Not only from the Nigerian woman’s perspective but the African woman’s perspective as well as women all over the world. Breaking this glass ...

Monica Orisadare·almost 3 years ago

Women are less likely to get jobs than men

The latest figures from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) show that women are less likely to find employment compared with men.

Neo Poho·4 months ago