Articles & Opinion

6 Oct 17
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, for the inaugural Annual Sonke Lecture at Johannesburg.

4 Oct 17
  • Ilze Smit

One in three women is bound to experience violence at least once in her lifetime. A statistic that is so overwhelming that we – as a collective – are committed to changing.

Khumalo Gender
2 Oct 17
  • Bafana Khumalo

We urgently need to employ the multiple strategies of evidence, action and accountability, writes Bafana Khumalo.

Sex Workers
19 Sep 17
  • Zia Wasserman
  • Ruvi Tenga

Making sex work safer can lead to less HIV infections and gender-based violence, studies have shown.

Aloys Mahwa
28 Aug 17
  • Together for Girls

In order to break the cycle, we need to engage men and boys. Nowhere is this more clear than in the DRC, where brutality and sexual violence have earned eastern DRC the title, ‘capital of rape.’

25 Aug 17
  • Gadeeja Abbas

A young girl is forced to undergo FGM before she’s married to an older man, another succumbs to peer pressure and bleeds for days after the brutal ritual.

No Hate
25 Aug 17
  • Ariane Nevin

Ariane Nevin explores the subtle ways in which societal oppression is conveyed through language.

17 Aug 17
  • Marlise Richter

“Not any of the protective psychological barriers that I usually put up to help me believe ‘It won’t happen to me’ worked this time around.”

Jon Hopkins
14 Aug 17
  • Jonathan Hopkins
  • Dean Peacock

In 2016, 60% of women of 15 years or older living with HIV were on treatment. Less than half their male peers could say the same.

World Refugee Day
20 Jun 17
  • Emery Jenson

World Refugee Day is an important time to remember the challenges that refugees in South Africa face. But it is also a time to reflect on the work being done to facilitate social cohesion, creating opportunities for refugees and South Africans to share, laugh, listen – and ultimately, to live together.

18 Jun 17
  • Wessel Van Den Berg

What will it take to get dads more involved in childcare asks Wessel van den Berg on Fathers Day – as he draws hope from a landmark bill in the parliamentary pipeline.

Itumeleng Komanyane
31 May 17
  • Itumeleng Komanyane

Komanyane attended the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

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