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dc.contributor.authorWessels, Daan
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-13T08:54:32Z
dc.date.available2018-08-13T08:54:32Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationWessels, D. (2009). Die politieke bemagtiging van vroue: 'n globale perspektief. Journal for Contemporary History, 34(2), 194-219.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0258-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/9090
dc.description.abstractSheila Meintjies, a commissioner with the Commission on Gender Equality, inter alia says “It is clear that women are actually very interested in politics. They want to participate.” Beatrice Ngobo, also from the Commission, adds “We have women in Parliament and we have good laws to protect women … (but) … when it comes to implementation, people at the frontline are mostly men. They won’t give up power so easily.” Against the background of the preceding statements the question still remains why women who make up half of the world’s population and perform two thirds of the world’s working hours, globally still account for only 16% of all lawmakers. South Africa’s definition of and goals towards achieving gender equality are guided by a vision of human rights which incorporates acceptance of equal and inalienable rights of all women and men. This ideal is a fundamental tenet under the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996). It emerged from a long period of struggle for a democratic society that respects and promotes the rights of all its citizens irrespective of race, gender, class, age, disability, etc. (Bill of Rights, Sections 9.1 to 9.4) (RSA Gender Policy 2008 1).en_ZA
dc.language.isoafen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectGender equalityen_ZA
dc.subjectWomen and politicsen_ZA
dc.subjectWomen's rightsen_ZA
dc.titleDie politieke bemagtiging van vroue: 'n globale perspektiefen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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