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Foster builds a network of support

Our first Women's Month story features Lesley Ann Foster, who started the Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre.. This facility enabled her to grow personally as she helped others.
Towards gender equality in SA

Big costs of gender gap in sub-Saharan Africa

African girls are better educated than a generation ago. Women are taking more leadership roles and building successful business careers. However, a new United...

South Africa’s progress in uplifting women

In the 22 years since South Africa earned its freedom, women have made great progress in cementing their rights and in achieving gender equality....
South Africa speaks out during CSW60

South Africa speaks out during CSW60

Taking place over a period of 10 days in New York, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women noted the strides made in gender equality. South Africa sent a strong delegation of female ministers to participate on the global platform.
South Africa supports gender equality in media

South Africa supports gender equality in media

South African government and media players join over 800 international media, civil society and academic representatives in Geneva, Switzerland this week at an international Unesco conference on the role of the media in promoting gender equality in the global industry.
Africa: advancing gender equality in ocean economy

Africa: advancing gender equality in ocean economy, navy

South African Zimasa Mabela made history on 26 August when she took command of the SAS Umhloti as the first African woman to captain an active navy vessel. The Institute for Security Studies says there is a shift in gender equality in the maritime sector, with Africa leading the way.

South Africa to deliver Status of Women Report

women---thumbThe first Status of Women Report will be released on Women's Day, at the official celebrations in Free State. About 20 000 women are expected to attend the rally. It is one of many activities planned for Women's Month around the country.

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Be good brand ambassadors for South Africa

Wherever they go in the world, all citizens should be good brand ambassadors and promote the country, according to according to the deputy minister of communications. She also called on journalists to report accurately and for gender equality in the workplace.

Clinton fund invests in Africa’s girls

In Africa, there is a deeply entrenched belief that education is wasted on girls, that their lot in life is to raise a family. But the truth is that gender equality in education boosts economic growth. Girls Charge focuses on improving access to quality education in some of Africa's most marginalised communities.

Index to boost women’s rights

Changes to the law have not made as much impact in bringing about gender equality as had been expected. The time has come, says the International Women's Forum South Africa, for enforcement. Its Women's Empowerment Index will analyse progress until 2020.

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