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LOUD WHISPERS: Anger In Four Parts

LOUD WHISPERS: Anger In Four Parts

I am angry. On a scale of one to ten, my anger is a twenty. I am furious, irate, enraged, any word you can think of that gets the message across. I have often written and spoken about Anger as being a necessary ingredient for motivation. My use of the word Anger in this context […]

China Prepares New Sexual Harassment Safeguards For Women

China Prepares New Sexual Harassment Safeguards For Women

China’s top lawmaking body on Monday debated legislation to give women more protection against gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace, state media reported, outlining rules including a clearer definition of inappropriate behaviour. The standing committee of the country’s parliament, the National People’s Congress, deliberated a draft amendment to the “Women’s Rights and Interests […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Annual Pilgrimage

LOUD WHISPERS: The Annual Pilgrimage

I am on my way back from New York where I went to attend the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The Commission is the body responsible for monitoring progress on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment globally, receiving annual reports from governments on their efforts, successes and challenges. After the Beijing Conference […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Lost Angels

LOUD WHISPERS: The Lost Angels

A few days ago, I received a message on WhatsApp from a friend. There was a video he wanted me to look at and do something about. I don’t like it when I am bombarded with dozens of meaningless videos, photos and other visuals on WhatsApp, but I have resigned myself to their inevitability. I […]

You’d Be Mistaken for Thinking That the ANCWL Was a Feminist Organisation

You’d Be Mistaken for Thinking That the ANCWL Was a Feminist Organisation

The ANC Women’s League should be advocates for justice for women. What else would be the point of a Women’s League, right? Yet, their public utterances often make them sound like female proxies of powerful men. AAISHA DADI PATEL rounds up some of the most un-feminist things the ANCWL has said and done. A quick […]