Women’s worth is not in their reproduction – a response to Jay Naidoo

By Jen Thorpe Jay Naidoo’s recent article ‘I thought I was a feminist – until I heard their stories’ requires a response. Whilst Naidoo’s article starts out with considered space being given to the stories of the women who shared accounts of their abuse, and is positive in its reflections on what men can do to support … Continue reading Women’s worth is not in their reproduction – a response to Jay Naidoo

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Bad law is dangerous, not sex work

By Jen Thorpe Today I learnt that the South African Law Reform Commissions (SALRC) is going to publish its report regarding sex work. Late last year, the SALRC and the Deputy Minister of Justice presented in Parliament, after several consecutive Women's Parliament reports have demanded the decriminalisation of sex work. This report released today is a … Continue reading Bad law is dangerous, not sex work

The International Gender Equality Prize

HELP PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY Suggest a recipient for the International Gender Equality Prize   Who is your champion of gender equality?   You can now nominate this champion as a recipient for the International Gender Equality Prize. The nominee can be an individual or organization making important strides in the advancement of gender equality around … Continue reading The International Gender Equality Prize

Combine the Chapter 9s? How about some time?

By Jen Thorpe Yesterday I noticed a call from Parliament's website to comment on the Feasibility of Establishing a Single Human Rights Body. The call notes that in 2006, Parliament appointed an Ad Hoc Committee to undertake a Review of Chapter Nine and Associated Institutions. One of the key recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee … Continue reading Combine the Chapter 9s? How about some time?