GENRE | GENDER

26-Nov-2022 to 12:51

S/Africa launches 16 days of activism to empower women

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South African women and children continue to face the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide -- and economic empowerment is the only viable way to reduce this vice among them, Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Nkoana-Mashabane, has said.

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24-Nov-2022 to 10:59

S/Africa: Minister bemoans ‘worrying, unacceptable’ rise in GBV cases

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The rate at which South African women were being abused, violated and killed between July and September 2022 remains “worrying and unacceptable,” Police Minister Bheki Cele has told reporters.

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07-Nov-2022 to 09:03

S/Africa: Malema throws shade at own EFF

APA-East London (South Africa) — Leader of South Africa’s second opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), on Sunday criticised his own party in the Eastern Cape province for its failure to elect a single woman among its top ranks.

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02-Nov-2022 to 09:51

Ramaphosa urges mindset change to end S/Africa’s GBVF ‘pandemic’

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa needs to be united in the fight against gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) as government, civil society, and other organisations cannot address the “pandemic” alone, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday.

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01-Nov-2022 to 08:54

S/Africa reduces DNA backlog to less than a third

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African Police Minister Bheki Cele has said the country’s DNA backlog at Forensic Science Laboratories now stood at 71,000 -- down from the 241,000 reported earlier this year -- after reviving dead contracts and bringing them to life.

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27-Oct-2022 to 15:44

Women’s empowerment: Study underscores childcare givers' role

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Childcare services allow women to devote more time to paid work, a study by the Consortium for Economic and Social Research (CRES) has suggested.

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17-Aug-2022 to 13:31

S/Sudan officials on GBV victim empowerment visit to S/Africa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — A South Sudan delegation is in South Africa on a social development-led study tour to learn from Pretoria on how it handled empowerment support to victims of gender-based violence, APA learnt on Wednesday.

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