Browsing All posts tagged under »Women’s Day«

Which women best epitomise IWD?

March 11, 2018

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As was noted at the International Women's Day founding conference in Copenhagen in 1910: “It is a matter of indifference who is the ‘master’, a man or a woman.” Is it women who support this point of view who best represent the ideals that should be striven for?

Women’s Day and celebrations of patronage

August 12, 2016

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In South Africa we should stop dressing up celebrations of patronage — and worse — as examples of gender equality. This fact was highlighted in a dramatic way by a demonstration at the announcement of the recent local government election results.

Women’s Day ideals: still a long way to go

March 10, 2013

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When it began in 1910, IWD was rich with the promise of equality. Yet, even on the unequal pay front, little has been achieved: women, on average, work longer, harder and for less than male counterparts — if they are fortunate enough to have jobs.