Category Archives: Opinion

Victory for opposite-sex couples in domestic partnerships, but the fight for equality continues

Victory for opposite-sex couples in domestic partnerships, but the fight for equality continues Couples living together, either prior to marriage or instead of marriage, are a common practice in South Africa. In law, this is referred to as a domestic partnership, which is defined as an interpersonal relationship between two people who live together and

Misogynistic Hate Speech Undermines Equality for Womxn

Misogynistic Hate Speech Undermines Equality for Womxn South Africa is a deeply unequal society in many ways and womxn bear the brunt in respect of much of the inequality and discrimination. They often experience intersecting forms of discrimination because of their gender, and so discrimination is compounded because it may intersect with race, sexual orientation,

Women’s Day:  We are the feminist leadership we have been waiting for

Women’s Day:  We are the feminist leadership we have been waiting for International Women’s Day is commemorated annually on 8 March. In South Africa, we honour the bravery showed by womxn on 9 August 1956 when they took to the streets in protest over the apartheid system. 20 000 womxn came together on that day

It is time for our Government to take heed of the lived realities of womxn farmworkers

It is time for our Government to take heed of the lived realities of womxn farmworkers The Women’s Legal Centre, with the Women on Farms Project, are calling on government to open labour centres and make mobile labour centres available in rural areas so that women who live and work on farms can claim unemployment

STRANDFONTEIN SHELTER SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF MONITORING WOMXN’S RIGHTS DURING A CRISIS

Strandfontein shelter shows importance of monitoring womxn’s rights during a crisis  Our government’s COVID-19 response and Disaster Management Act Regulations must be subjected to stringent monitoring to ensure the safety and security of womxn throughout the country, according to the Women’s Legal Centre. The Women’s Legal Centre has been admitted as a friend of the

COVID-19 through a gendered, Feminist and human rights lens. What does Corona virus mean to womxn in South Africa.

The Women’s Legal Centre reflects after President Ramaphosa addresses the nation for the third time on Monday evening on the status of our COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa. The WLC recognises that this is a difficult time for everyone; our government, public interest sector and nation. Our main reflection during this lockdown is what a

The Constitutional Court Reinforces Spatial Violence

Opinion The Constitutional Court Reinforces Spatial Violence Created By South Africa’s Apartheid Past The Constitutional Court ruling, in the Baron V Claytile matter, points to a disregard for poor people’s agency, therefore affirming the idea that choice is a luxury reserved for the wealthy. Instead of interpreting the law through pro-farmer, pro-poor, pro-human-rights lenses, the