Equality

We need everyday activism, not just 16 days
By Rebecca Helman So what happens when the 16 days of activism are over? We need to stay ahead in the battle to transform our society and challenge
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Every 16-year-old in Sweden to receive copy of We Should All Be Feminists
Less than a month after it was revealed that the UK is planning to drop feminism from the politics A-level, every 16-year-old in Sweden is being given a
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Men are from Mars, women are from Venus? New brain study says not
If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, no one told the organ that matters most. There is no sharp division between male and female brains,
US photographer Annie Leibovitz poses during a photocall for the launch of the 2016 Pirelli calendar in London on November 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL / AFP / BEN STANSALL
Pirelli calendar goes with less steam and more jokes for 2016
December 1, 2015
The annual calendar produced by Pirelli tyres – which traditionally centres on the artfully lit nude bodies of female supermodels – has been unveiled, presenting a dramatic shift ...read more
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Woman Undressed
December 1, 2015
Woman Undressed is an ongoing series which explores, unpacks and addresses politics surrounding young women and social issues which affect black African women. It is an open space ...read more
New Zealand cricketer Sara McGlashan plays a shot watched by Shemaine Campbelle of West Indies during the Women's ICC World Twenty20 second semifinal match between New Zealand  and West Indies at the Beausejour Cricket Ground on May 14, 2010 in Gros Islet, St Lucia.  AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE
ICC appoints women umpires for first time
November 25, 2015
Female umpires will officiate for the first time in the women's World Twenty20 qualifiers, cricket's governing body announced on Wednesday. In a move designed to further the development ...read more
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The Gambia bans female genital mutilation
November 25, 2015
The Gambia has announced it will ban female genital mutilation (FGM) after the Guardian launched a global campaign to end the practice. The president, Yahya Jammeh, said last ...read more
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Investments aren’t gender-neutral when women entrepreneurs face a $320bn credit gap
November 18, 2015
Bertha Nzabanita survived the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, but her husband did not. As a single mother, she struggled to make do with the one coffee field and ...read more
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Buttock protest sabotages fight for equality
November 5, 2015
On October 30, the ANC Women’s League, which self-identifies as the custodian of the women’s movement in South Africa, will embark on a “Hands off Our President” march ...read more
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Toxic notions of gender behind grisly killings
October 29, 2015
On Saturday September 5 in Yeoville, Johannesburg, Patrick Wisani allegedly killed his 24-year-old girlfriend, Nosipho Mandleleni, by beating her to death with a sjambok and a broomstick. Someone ...read more
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Aid worker: There is a new trend of sexual violence in South Sudan
October 21, 2015
It may not be me. It may be one of my friends, or a co-worker, or one of the other aid workers who live on my street. But ...read more
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Legal happy ending eludes ‘those people’
October 16, 2015
High heels click on cold concrete. Lipstick glows red in the faint streetlight of the upmarket Johannesburg suburb of Illovo. A split-second pop … and the white bubble-gum ...read more
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Bullies destroy their wives’ lives
October 16, 2015
Abuse is rife across all levels of South African society. Therapist Sue Hickey and Philippa Sklaar, a survivor of abusive relationships, recently published a book – When Loving ...read more
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Support flows in for rape centre
October 16, 2015
Donations for victims of sexual abuse in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, have been pouring in after the Mail & Guardian’s article on women and child rape last week. ...read more
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Award-winning Afghan refugee whose tent school empowered a thousand girls
October 15, 2015
When Aqeela Asifi accepted the Nansen refugee award in Geneva this month, the 49-year-old Afghan teacher appeared with her husband, Sher Mohammed, and youngest daughter, Sawera, 11. It ...read more