Being a woman is not a licence to laziness! So many times I hear some ladies say ‘I’m a woman so I can’t do that type of job’ or ‘I’m a woman so he must cater for me while I sit around doing nothing, its his job’. C’mon! Some ladies need to grow up and get a life, stop waiting for men to get you this and that when you can always get them for yourself. This is a wake up call to Continue reading


South Africa: Pistorius Judge Overcame Racial, Gender Barriers

Masipa has made a name for herself for being only the second black woman to ascend to the bench, and for then using the position to fight South Africa’s scourge of domestic violence.

When South Africa’s prosecuting authority announced who would preside over the athlete’s trial, local newspapers were quick to note the intriguing plot twist created by this addition to the cast of characters.

“One always hopes to think that the choice of judge won’t make any difference to the trial,” said constitutional scholar Pierre de Vos, who teaches law at the University of Cape Town. “But I think the realities Continue reading

Malawi: Trading Sex for Food and Money, Half of Malawian Girls Married By 18

malawiAt the age of 10, Chimwemwe started having sex with a 15-year-old boy because he gave her money to buy the food and clothes that her parents could not afford.

When she got pregnant, their parents forced them to get married. Her husband often beats her but she has nowhere else to go.

“I don’t want to go back to my parents. So I would rather live with him even if he beats me,” Chimwemwe, now aged 14, told Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a report on child marriage in Malawi. “I cannot manage on Continue reading