women's rights

LvA: Legal Officer

LvA is an NGO based in Diepsloot, an informal settlement in the northern part of Johannesburg. They provide direct legal and psychosocial services to victims of gender-based violence (GBV), including sexual violence, domestic violence, and child abuse. LvA works closely with local state actors, including police officers, prosecutors, clerks, magistrates, and government health officials. LvA also facilitates awareness-raising initiatives such as school and community workshops.

LvA seeks to appoint a legal officer to be based in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.

Heneiken workers prepare to march against ‘sex for shifts’

4 April 2019
 

Heineken workers are preparing to march against sexual abuse at the beer giant’s Sedibeng brewery.

The Heineken Workers Forum announced this week that it will be marching against an alleged “sex for shifts” system playing out at the brewery.

“Women experience extreme violence because of these unequal power relations,” the statement reads. “Supervisors expect women to give sex for being scheduled in good shifts, get a better job or even just keep the job.
 

Youth for Survival's Pledge for Parity

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March and in South Africa we also celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August every year. South Africa comes in at eighth place on a world classification table of women in national parliament. These are all developments that deserve to be applauded as the nation is taking strides towards the ultimate goal of achieving women’s rights. However, in the same instance it is never enough until we reach the peak of equality in all spheres, when women’s dignity and rights can be fairly observed in our nation.

Sexualised Violence in the National Debate - Cross Border Observatios in India and South Africa

In 2013, the world came to know of two young women: Jyoti Singh Pandey from India and Anene Booysen from South Africa. Both were gang-raped, brutally attacked and died fighting for their lives. If it wasn’t for their families, outraged citizens, and civil society activists, they would today be nothing more than statistics, two digits added to the alarming number of women raped and murdered worldwide.

TCOE:Rural Women National Coordinator

TCOE is a national organisation established in 1983 working in strengthening rural movements towards access to land and rural livelihoods promoting agroecology and alternatives as well as holding rural governance to account.
 
TCOE, seeks to appoint a National Coordinator, to coordinate its work with rural women,to be based in Eastern Cape.
 
 Employment Type: Fixed term contract until December 2023, subject to successful completion of a 6-month Probation Period.

Responsibilities:

LvA: Senior Legal Officer

Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) is an NGO that works to strengthen the justice system’s response to gender-based violence (GBV) by providing legal services and therapy to victims, engaging with local state actors, and empowering communities. LvA has operated a walk-in Centre in Diepsloot since 2014 and is now expanding to the community of Orange Farm.

LvA seeks to appoint a Senior Legal Officer on a full-time basis, based in Orange Farm, Johannesburg.

 Start Date: As soon as possible.

Remuneration: Negotiable, based on experience and qualifications.

LvA: Social Auxiliary Worker

 

Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) is an NGO based in Diepsloot, an informal settlement in the northern part of Johannesburg.  We provide direct legal and psychosocial services to victims of gender-based violence (GBV), including sexual violence, domestic violence, and child abuse.  LvA works closely with local state actors, including police officers, prosecutors, clerks, magistrates, and government health officials. LvA also facilitates awareness-raising initiatives such as school and community workshops.

SCI: Chief Executive Officer

The Soul City Institute for Social Justice (SCI) is a South African NGO internationally and locally recognized for its innovation and expertise over two decades in Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC).  A significant focus of its two decades of experience is on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and addressing GBV. SCI is world renowned for its pioneering work in harnessing popular culture to bring about social behaviour change and is responsible for the longest running prime time edutainment drama in the world.

SA's Pinky Kekana urges women to grab ICT skills opportunity

The women’s month has, over the years, increased national awareness regarding issues affecting women in South Africa and around the world. This is thanks to the government of South Africa for ensuring the promotion of this awareness alongside policies to ensure the emancipation of women in this country. However, women are still underrepresented in South Africa's ICT sector. 

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