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Women Still Landless Despite Global Push For Equality

Women Still Landless Despite Global Push For Equality

Patriarchal attitudes towards women and girls and a lack of knowledge of their own rights prevent millions of women from owning land Millions of women worldwide are still unable to access and own land despite laws recognising their rights, researchers and campaigners said on Monday as they urged countries to bridge the gap between policy […]

The Pain Of Being A Widow In Africa

The Pain Of Being A Widow In Africa

“We got a letter from the mine telling us that the mine was going to close and my husband was to stop going to work with immediate effect.” When their spouses die women tend to suffer the most. Housewives are the most affected, when their working spouse die they are left with nothing and sometimes […]

The Story Of Sidama Women Resistance To Patriarchy

The Story Of Sidama Women Resistance To Patriarchy

Sidama People, that hail from the Kushitic ethnic group, inhabit the north east of South Nation, Nationalities and People State marked for unique natural, economic, political and cultural settings. Amongst the Age Grade system, Luwa is an ancient administrative and cultural practice of the Sidama people. It is believed to date back to the 9th […]

#The Time Is Now : Lesotho Judges Strike A Blow Against Patriarchy

#The Time Is Now : Lesotho Judges Strike A Blow Against Patriarchy

In a Valentine’s Day gift to the women of Lesotho, that country’s High Court has found it was illegal and invalid for the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to demand that women soldiers do not become pregnant during their first five years in uniform – on pain of dismissal. The court’s decision, handed down on 14 […]

South Africa: Men, Women Must Join Forces Against Patriarchy

South Africa: Men, Women Must Join Forces Against Patriarchy

Deputy President Ramaphosa says South African men and women must work together to help the country realise a non-sexist society, in which all can enjoy equal rights and opportunities. He said government’s efforts to build a non-racial and non-sexist society are undermined by the persistence of patriarchal cultures and practices in the country. He was […]