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Can men be allies in the struggle to end gender violence?


 

By Bernedette Muthien Like some people’s Facebook relationship status, the question of men as allies to women’s liberation is complicated. All identities are artificial, social constructs. And serve particular interests, notably maintaining physical, structural and/or cultural domination of the privileged over the dominated. Identities are formed and maintained in the mind, in the consciousness, and it […]

What are we really celebrating this Women’s Day?


 

When capitalism is in crisis, it turns on women, people of colour, LGBTI++ groups and other minority groups. We have seen this throughout history. When World War I and II ended globally, economies were in tatters and capitalism had to repress women to regain its edge. Men returned home to find women doing ‘men’s work’, […]

Working for an alcohol-safe South Africa for all its people


 

There has been a lot of opposition from the liquor industry and other commentators to government steps to control the sale and consumption of alcohol during the coronavirus pandemic. But there are many communities around the country that are pleased that the momentum to regulate alcohol is increasing.  The natural experiment of Covid-19 has shown […]

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South African edu-tech trailblazer Phemelo Segoe shares her insights

This Women’s Month we speak to digital education pioneer, Phemelo Segoe, the operations manager of Tuta-Me, who is helping to enable thousands of high...

EDUCATION

What are we really celebrating this Women’s Day?

When capitalism is in crisis, it turns on women, people of colour, LGBTI++ groups and other minority groups. We have seen this throughout history....

ECONOMICS

Access to reliable water supply key to women empowerment

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