women's rights

Heneiken workers prepare to march against ‘sex for shifts’

4 April 2019

Heineken workers are preparing to march against sexual abuse at the beer giant’s Sedibeng brewery.

The Heineken Workers Forum announced this week that it will be marching against an alleged “sex for shifts” system playing out at the brewery.

“Women experience extreme violence because of these unequal power relations,” the statement reads. “Supervisors expect women to give sex for being scheduled in good shifts, get a better job or even just keep the job.

Youth for Survival's Pledge for Parity

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March and in South Africa we also celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August every year. South Africa comes in at eighth place on a world classification table of women in national parliament. These are all developments that deserve to be applauded as the nation is taking strides towards the ultimate goal of achieving women’s rights. However, in the same instance it is never enough until we reach the peak of equality in all spheres, when women’s dignity and rights can be fairly observed in our nation.

Sexualised Violence in the National Debate - Cross Border Observatios in India and South Africa

In 2013, the world came to know of two young women: Jyoti Singh Pandey from India and Anene Booysen from South Africa. Both were gang-raped, brutally attacked and died fighting for their lives. If it wasn’t for their families, outraged citizens, and civil society activists, they would today be nothing more than statistics, two digits added to the alarming number of women raped and murdered worldwide.

SCI: Chief Executive Officer

The Soul City Institute for Social Justice (SCI) is a South African NGO internationally and locally recognized for its innovation and expertise over two decades in Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC).  A significant focus of its two decades of experience is on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and addressing GBV. SCI is world renowned for its pioneering work in harnessing popular culture to bring about social behaviour change and is responsible for the longest running prime time edutainment drama in the world.

SA's Pinky Kekana urges women to grab ICT skills opportunity

The women’s month has, over the years, increased national awareness regarding issues affecting women in South Africa and around the world. This is thanks to the government of South Africa for ensuring the promotion of this awareness alongside policies to ensure the emancipation of women in this country. However, women are still underrepresented in South Africa's ICT sector. 

Increased women participation in the agricultural sector and within CPA structures of land reform should be prioritised to drive a holistic transformation agenda

Addressing gender disparities in the agricultural sector is a prerequisite to increasing women and youth participation in the sector, creating much-needed employment opportunities and ensuring food security, says agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.


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