Tag: women’s rights
Female taxi drivers could soon be plying the streets of Cairo, carting their female passengers from point A to point B. Pink Taxi Egypt, a new initiative, wants to make female passengers feel safer while using cabs in the city, but it has already faced criticism.
To mark International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, a local thrust to Sheryl Sandberg's global LeanIn initiative asks South African men to demonstrate how they celebrate and support the women of the country.
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.
Recognising that women's rights were fundamental to South Africa's success as a newly liberated nation, Nelson Mandela enshrined these rights in the country's world-leading Constitution. It followed a long and rich history of activism from women demanding equal rights and gender parity.
Ahead of Freedom Day on 27 April, and the 18th anniversary of the new South Africa, political activist Amina Cachalia shares her memories of Nelson Mandela's inauguration as the country's first democratically elected president.