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

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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?

Celebrating the Unbowed ‘Crazy Woman’

By Njoki Wamai Wangari Maathai was always there with us in our house in Kenya when I was growing up. She was there on our television screens, in the morning news on the radio before we went to school and in animated yet hushed conversations about her courage between my parents and their visitors in … Continue reading Celebrating the Unbowed ‘Crazy Woman’

When ideologies and sexism collide: workplace sexism

By Caitlin Spring Oh, so this is what they were talking about when they discussed sexism in the working world. It usually wasn’t particularly overt, several people who witnessed it probably didn’t even notice, and some who did thought it was pretty funny; some good banter. I had made it through my undergrad without ever … Continue reading When ideologies and sexism collide: workplace sexism