Judged against global gender benchmarks, South African women appear to have surpassed their expectations in terms of important indicators. These include:
- solid representation and leadership in state decision-making structures;
- extensive legal and constitutional mechanisms protecting their rights;
- ground breaking laws safeguarding their interests; and
- numerous civil society lobby groups.
South Africa’s violence against women ranks as one of the worst in the world."
Read article by Lyn Snodgrass from The Conversation.