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Women Missing in the Corridors of Power

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State ended their 35th summit on 18 August 2015 with a bland communique congratulating countries that have made progress in increasing women's political representation and urging others to follow suit.

According to Colleen Lowe Morna, “It's typical of this all-boys club to equate women in politics to gender equality, even in the crucial year that the 28 targets of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development expire…”

Salvation Army Carehaven: Social Worker

The Salvation Army Carehaven mission is to provide residential shelter and refuge to abused women and their children, the opportunity for them to find healing and to learn skills that will empower them to cope as a self-reliant members of society.

The Salvation Army Carehaven seeks to appoint a Social Worker for home for abused women and their children, based in Western Cape.

The job description for this position is available on request.

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Gender DynamiX: Advocacy Officer

Gender DynamiX (GDX) is a Human Rights organisation focusing our advocacy on transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people’s rights and access to services. Gender DynamiX provides information about transgender, transsexual and gender non-confirming identities and seeks to promote awareness and acceptance by means of educating and empowering people from diverse communities, including: government departments, service providers such as medical professionals, teachers, employers, police, journalists and universities.

Sonke Gender Justice: Regional Campaigns and Policy Advocacy Specialist

With a full-time staff of 100 people working from offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Agincourt, Sonke Gender Justice works globally, and especially across Africa, to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. In this way the organisation contributes to the development of societies in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.

Sonke Gender Justice: Programme Specialist – Child Rights and Positive Parenting

With a full-time staff of 100 people working from offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Agincourt, Sonke Gender Justice works globally, and especially across Africa, to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. In this way the organisation contributes to the development of societies in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.

Women on Farms Project: Women’s Health & Empowerment Programme Coordinator

The Women on Farms Project (WFP) is a feminist NGO based in Stellenbosch. The organisation's goal is to empower women farm workers to improve their living and working conditions and to achieve gender equality in the workplace, home and the farming community.

WFP seeks to appoint an appropriately qualified Women’s Health & Empowerment Programme Coordinator, based in Stellenbosch.

Women on Farms Project: Labour Rights Programme Coordinator

The Women on Farms Project (WFP) is a feminist NGO based in Stellenbosch. The organisation's goal is to empower women farm workers to improve their living and working conditions and to achieve gender equality in the workplace, home and the farming community.

WFP seeks to appoint a Labour Rights Programme Coordinator, based in Stellenbosch.

The goal of the WFP Labour Rights Programme is to contribute, assist and support women farm workers in realising their labour rights.

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Gender DynamiX: Office Administrator

Gender DynamiX is a NGO working to protect the rights of transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people on a national level. The organisation provides assistance and referrals about trans health, mental health and legal information. Gender DynamiX consults with trans people and their significant others, friends, families and allies (SOFFA’s) and liaises with employers. Educational workshops and seminars are one of the organisations main activities.

Gender DynamiX seeks to appoint a transgender female Office Administrator, based  in Cape Town.

Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre: Trainer

The Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre (TLAC) to end violence against women is a multi-disciplinary NGO that promotes the right of women to live lives free from violence through research, advocacy, capacity building and impact litigation. TLAC has been identified as a national partner to focus on medico-legal barriers to realisation of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) rights.

TLAC seeks to appoint a committed, suitably qualified and experienced individual as Trainer, based in Johannesburg.
 
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