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Female refugees face particular problems

The difficulties facing refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are far greater for women. They often have no access to the economy and receive little or no help from the authorities and law enforcement when it comes to domestic abuse. Their plight has been highlighted during Women's Month.

Women's Month gets under way

Women’s Month gets under way

South Africa's national Women's Month, which got under way on Thursday, will see the launch of a new women's housing project, a new mobile application for pregnant women, and the start of construction on a centre of remembrance for Sara Baartman.

Inspiring women on this week’s episode of Play Your Part

With August being Women's Month, this Sunday's episode of the Play Your Part TV series looks at a few inspiring South African women who are Playing a Part by making a difference in their respective fields of life.

Sowetan Dialogues to tackle women’s rights

Brand South Africa and the Sowetan are again teaming up to hold the Sowetan Dialogues. This time, to commemorate Women's Month, the dialogues will tackle women's rights in South Africa and how communities can help curb violence against women.  

Gender equality under the spotlight

A recent dialogue session in Tshwane explored gender equality and the empowerment of women, and discussed related elements that will help to build South Africa into a truly cohesive nation.
South African women beat global peers

Businesswomen leaving a legacy

The five finalists for the 2013 Businesswoman of the Year awards are all trailblazers in their own right, forging careers in fields traditionally dominated by men.
Inspirational women taking SA forward

Inspirational women taking SA forward

The Ebenezer Hannah Home in Ennerdale, a suburb in the deep south of Greater Johannesburg, is one of the beneficiaries of dairy producer Clover's empowerment project Mama Afrika. The home is run by an inspirational woman who doesn't know what it is to give up.

South Africa's Freedom Park

Freedom Park marks Women’s Month

Women's Month celebrations began at Freedom Park, where the struggle for women's emancipation and equality was commemorated with a human chain along Reconciliation Road, which links Freedom Park and the Voortrekker Monument.
Call for 'gender-responsive' budgeting

Call for ‘gender-responsive’ budgeting

Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana, speaking during the launch of South Africa's Women's Month, called for "gender-responsive" budgeting to be used as a tool for reducing inequality and advancing women's empowerment.

South African women leaders unite for change

Female leaders in business and politics came together at the inaugural Women’s Legacy Dialogue on 13 August 2010 to discuss ways in which South African women can bring about meaningful change in the country.
Local heroines in the spotlight


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