Former Deputy President and the current Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has called for a national emergency to be declared in South Africa over attacks on women.
Ninety-eight percent of people who talk about gender-based violence in television news are men. According to a study by Gender Links called “Gender, Diversity and GBV in South African TV”, women are still unheard in the media.
The legal fraternity is lagging behind on women empowerment. This emerged at the debut Woza Awards held in Sandton on Saturday night.
Saudi Arabia has allowed adult women to travel without permission and granted them more control over family matters, further eroding a heavily criticized male guardianship system at a time of heightened scrutiny over its human rights record.
Japan’s parliament opened a special session on Thursday with its most diverse upper house yet, including more women, two severely disabled members and the first openly gay male lawmaker, all of whom were elected last month.