Browsing All posts tagged under »Women’s Day«

Which women best epitomise IWD?

March 11, 2018


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


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


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.