Tag Archives: Women empowerment

What has changed for rural South African women in the last 25 years

Rural women in Agincourt, South Africa, with water collection containers. Lauren Porter Ryan G Wagner, University of the Witwatersrand; Chodziwadziwa Whiteson Kabudula, University of the Witwatersrand, and Daniel Ohene-Kwofie, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa has experienced tremendous change over the last quarter century: the first democratically elected government, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, changing health, social and economic policies and now …

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Five truths about the hijab that need to be told

A women is more than what she wears. Darrin Henry/Shutterstock Peter Hopkins, Newcastle University Rio 2016 is proving not just to be a platform for sporting prowess, it is also helping to shake up some traditionally-held cultural misconceptions too. In the West, many regard traditional Muslim dress like the hijab as a sign of oppression, with women forced to wear …

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