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NAPTOSA Gender Desk - News around the World on Gender Equality and Women's Rights

NAPTOSA Gender Desk shares news around the World in celebration of International Women's Day - 8 March 2015

The International Women's Day theme for 2015 is " Make it Happen" . This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.  The Beijing Declaration was one of the most advanced documents on women's rights and empowerment  ever signed by world leaders.

Links to News around the World on Gender Equality and Women's Rights.

All around the world International Women’s Day was focused on sharing news, events and resources.  

Speech of Minister Susan Shabangu, on the occasion of the debate on the international women’s day (05 march 2015)
http://www.women.gov.za/index.php/newsroom/speeches/56-speech-of-minister-susan-shabangu-mp-on-the-occasion-of-the-debate-on-the-international-women-s-day

Gender equality a signature failure (8 March 2015)
http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gender-equality-a-signature-failure-1.1828655#.VP6whmUcQaI

The national assembly has recently passed the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality bill (WEGE), which is anticipated to bring significant changes to our legal frame work.
https://jutalaw.co.za/media/filestore/2013/11/B50_2013.pdf

 Read the Policy Brief placing Gender in the National Education Curriculum – Assessing progress since 1997 GETT Report
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B43RY8hVdugGeDl4Wm1lR3JMM0U/view

International Women’s Day, the International Conference on Masculinities and the UN Commission on the Status of Women: Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s rights
http://www.genderjustice.org.za/news-item/international-womens-day-the-international-conference-on-masculinities-and-the-un-commission-on-the-status-of-women-advancing-gender-equality-and-womens-rights/

Statement on the Political Declaration of the Commission on the Status of Women
http://www.genderjustice.org.za/news-item/statement-on-the-political-declaration-of-the-commission-on-the-status-of-women/