Gender Equality Blog

Xolobeni Community and the Struggle for Consent

Monday, 27 November 2017 09:37

“We believe that we know who we are because of the land. We believe that once you have lost the land, you have lost your identity,” says community activist Nonhle Mbutuma, a founding member of the Amadiba Crisis Committee and resident of Xolobeni. “We also believe that it is our right to live in a healthy environment (...). To make all these things happen, we believe that women must be a part of decision making. There should be no discrimination in terms of gender. If we do that, we are going to build a healthy nation.”

Tax justice: A powerful means to address inequality

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:26

Tax is considered a complex topic, but it affects us all. Tax as a source of government revenue is a powerful means to address inequality and to tackle world poverty.

Being a woman human rights defender in South Sudan

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:13

Rita Lopidia is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Eve Organization for Women Development, a long-standing partner of Cordaid, CIDSE’s member organisation in the Netherlands.

A Franciscan Reflection on Intersecting Injustices Affecting Transgender Persons

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

President Trump’s Twitter announcement last month of the U.S. military’s ban on transgender individuals and its eventual codification into national policy reopened wounds that, for many of our trans brothers and sisters, have yet to heal.

Amplifying the Voices of Women who Defend Community and the Land: KAIROS’ Video Series on the Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

Thursday, 29 June 2017 09:30

Indigenous women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of resource extraction. This month’s blog gives voice to their experiences and highlights their critical role in defending their land and communities.