Gender

Miracle baby's mom, granny have not been arrested

14 February 2019
 

Police have slammed as false news allegations circulating on social media about the arrest of two women in connection with an infant who was on Monday dumped in a stormwater drain in Newlands East, north of Durban.

Following a four-hour miraculous rescue of the trapped baby, a picture of two women, labelled as the baby's mother and grandmother, started doing the rounds on social media on Wednesday.

 

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE LEARNING : Mobile Technology

How not to trip up on the digital highway: Lessons from social innovators developing e-platforms.

Almost every household in South Africa has access to a mobile phone. This has transformed the face of social development, with many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) embracing mobile technology to connect with their target audiences. In this learning brief, we explore the diverse opportunities – but also challenges – that come with using mobile platforms to drive social change.

Mapping out the mobile space in SA: Mobi sites, mobile apps and bypassing the high cost of data.

A changing birth: What’s behind SA’s skyrocketing c-section rates?

9 january 2019

Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives?

For decades, caesarean sections were a last resort for mothers and babies in distress. If you had access to this kind of procedure, you could count yourself among the world’s lucky.

Gender-based violence increases over 16 days: report

12 December 2018 

Pretoria - A non-government organisation says it's concerned over the sharp increase in domestic violence since the start of the festive season.

Councillors at the Sinoville Crisis Centre in Pretoria reported the alarming rise in incidents.​

This was during the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, which ended on Monday.

The Sinoville Crisis Centre's CEO Colleen Strauss said economic stress, alcohol, and drug abuse could be contributing factors to the increase of incidents.
 

Women earn over 28% less than men in South Africa

29 November 2018 

The gender pay gap currently sits at 20%, according to the 2018/2019  Global Wage Report

The report, which covers 70 countries and about 80% of the wage employees worldwide, showed that women, on average, earn 20% less than men based on monthly earnings.

According to the report, South Africa has a mean gender pay gap of 28.6% among the 70 countries, with different economic standings.

Could R100 a month be enough to keep South Africa’s young women HIV free?

29 November 2018 
 

In a world hemmed by patriarchy and poverty, cash transfers could be the missing link in SA’s HIV prevention programmes.

I recently visited an informal settlement in the heart of Nairobi and met a group of adolescent girls. They spoke to me candidly about their lives in the context of high rates of HIV, teenage pregnancy and gender-based violence. 

As I was talking about violence, they stopped me. 

SA women in technology growing across borders and boundaries

In July 2016, I attended my first Microsoft WPC event in Toronto, Canada, even though this was not a typical event for an HR person to attend. During my pre-event schedule preparations, I came across the Women in Technology (WIT) group, and signed up immediately for the lunch and various talks by WIT members, says Lauren Clark, Head of People, Mint Management Technologies.

South Korea to close Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation

21 November 2018

South Korea on Wednesday announced the formal shutdown of a controversial Japanese-funded foundation created to help former wartime sex slaves -- a move that will further sour ties between the neighbours.

It sparked a sharp reaction from Tokyo, which summoned the South Korean ambassador and urged Seoul to respect its "international promise".

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