May 19, 2019

In the last year, explosively and with loud fanfare, the media has been exposing the ugly side of work for many women – experiences of sexual violence and harassment by powerful men in the corporate world, academia and social justice organisations.

This unwrapping of what women have always known and talked about has been met with mixed emotions a...

May 19, 2019

The first consultative meeting discussing a framework for the establishment of a Rapid Response Unit in Buffalo City Metro was held at Osner Hotel on 16 May 2019.

This is a collaborative initiative between Masimanyane, the South African Police Services, Social Development and other state departments.

The State of Urban Safety in SA reported on the...

May 7, 2019

Masimanyane Women's Rights International facilitated a well-supported dialogue on gender-based violence (GBV) at the New Hope Fellowship Church in Southernwood this week.

The workshop, which was attended by young women from Wards 22, 23 and 24 in the greater Southernwood area, focused on identifying the specific factors that contribute to GBV in...

April 24, 2019

South Africa has called on members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to work in concert to comprehensively deal with violence against women, which is one of the most pervasive human rights violations during times of conflict.

South Africa has emphasised the country’s belief that violence against women is a serious crime that warrants...

April 22, 2019

The ‘wolf pack’ case inspired widespread anger and protests against sexual assault laws in Spain. But the anti-feminist backlash that followed has helped propel the far right to its biggest gains since Franco. 

In the early hours of 7 July 2016, surrounded by throngs of revellers dancing and drinking, an 18-year-old woman suddenly found herself a...

April 2, 2019

Iceland’s prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir  discusses what gender means for rethinking the economy

AS GOVERNMENTS ARE slowly turning their focus from raw GDP-driven measurements toward well-being criteria when judging economic success, the demand for progressive social justice policies is increasing.

This is why many policym...

March 28, 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa, together with a large delegation of women representing survivors of gender-based violence and civil society at large, signed the Declaration on Gender0Based Violence and Femicide in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Masimanyane, who had contributed to the drafting of the Declaration, is a signatory to the historic document...

March 26, 2019

Masimanyane was in Need's Camp this week where staff members joined forces with local community members to clean and reclaim a neglected and derelict site in Phumlani.

A recent safety audit of this region had identified the site as a safety concern.

Masimanyane is spearheading a clean-up campaign, and will engage other local stakeholders with a vi...

March 1, 2019

Masimanyane Executive Director Dr Lesley Ann Foster has been elected onto the Presidential Gender-Based Violence Steering Committee. The committee is drafting terms of reference for the soon-to-be established National Council on Gender-Based Violence.

February 28, 2019

A-TEAM: Masimanyane convened a two-day staff retreat in East London to reflect on 2018, examine and evaluate past successes and challenges and to share the programme for 2019.

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