Category Archives: Gender equality

Why is ‘being beautiful’ still the dominant measure for women?

A few years ago, there was an upheaval in the media about the new girlfriend of a famous sportsman.  The reason for her vilification in the press was simply that she wasn’t good looking enough – because, after all, the … Continue reading

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Women’s Day Celebration

The 9th August is designated ‘Women’s Day’ in South Africa.  Even more significantly, for several years now, the entire month of August has been deemed ‘Women’s Month’. There’s a powerful reason why the holiday came about.  It commemorates the march … Continue reading

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Outrage over the panel of men at the Global Summit of Women!

The picture to the right seems relatively benign doesn’t it?  But it has drawn a storm of outrage from women across the globe, being re-tweeted endlessly with angry captions such as: “A picture speaks a thousand words”, and “mansplaining”.  To … Continue reading

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Save the Planet – put more women in charge!

“The day has finally come – a critical landmark in the saga of global climate change has just occurred, and hardly anyone has noticed. The Carteret Islanders of Papua New Guinea have become the world’s first entire community to be … Continue reading

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Putting women into top positions won’t happen without changing the culture of the organization

For gender balancing to work, nothing less than a complete change in the culture of an organisation is required.  This is the reason all gender experts advocate that the CEO needs to be committed to the process.  Any change in a … Continue reading

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Why is gender balancing happening so slowly?

We’re 14 years into the new millennium.  The economic empowerment of women, something The Economist called “arguably the biggest social change of our times” (2010), is a major factor in a fast-changing landscape. And yet the representation of women in … Continue reading

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Women and motherhood

Reverence for, and protection of, motherhood have often been used as justification for keeping women socially and economically disadvantaged.  It is this discriminatory and injurious result that must change.  Great honour and nobility are rightly conferred on the station of … Continue reading

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