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Opinion Pieces

Irish referendum: how the Catholic church shaped Ireland’s constitution to define the status of women

    By Caitriona Beaumont, London South Bank University It has been 87 years since feminist and activist Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington declared that the new 1937 Irish constitution was based on a “fascist model, in which women would be relegated to permanent inferiority”. Several clauses were labelled “sinister and retrogressive” by women’s groups who feared gender bias embedded within the constitution would restrict Irish women to their domestic roles as wives […]

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Zuleikha Mayat: South African author and activist who led a life of courage, compassion and integrity

By Saleem Badat, University of the Free State Few Indian South African women have achieved wider public recognition than author, human rights and cultural activist Zuleikha Mayat, who passed away on 2 February 2024. An honorary doctorate from the University of KwaZulu-Natal was just one of many awards bestowed on her during a life that spanned almost 98 years. Mayat was a remarkable pioneer, evocative writer, public speaker, civic worker, […]

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From protest to power: #ShutItAllDown movement transforms into political force for Namibia’s future

  By Dilia Mazula The #Shutitalldown movement, originally known for its groundbreaking protest in October 2020 following the tragic death of 22-year-old Shannon Wasserfall, whose remains were reportedly found buried in a shallow grave 6 months after she went missing, recently announced its transition from a grassroots advocacy group to a political party, aiming to actively participate in Namibia's 2024 parliamentary elections.  Speaking to Future Media News, Ndilokelwa Nthengwe, an […]

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