Many of these instruments and frameworks place emphasis on women’s economic advancement. This paper discusses the extent to which these protocols intersect across the 14 SADC countries, the Africa region and the internationally
Simply put, under the 2014 Protocol, citizens are deprived of their right to refer a dispute between themselves and their government to the SADC Tribunal. Without a tribunal, justice and redress will remain elusive for people of the region.
Women smallholder farmers are no doubt the key drivers of the agricultural economy in Africa. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) notes that women comprise 80 percent of the agricultural labour force in Africa (FAO, 2009)
It is therefore quite telling that women, globally and in Africa in particular, continue to be marginalised through historical and contemporary spatial organisation that create access barriers to public space. This “spatial marginalisation” has a negative impact on not only
The author argues that in transnational split families with absentee fathers, non-migrant women and children pay a high price as they disproportionately shoulder the emotional loses which are part of the high and often hidden costs of migration. Some of the costs which
Accelerating women’s financial inclusion requires bold and sustained action to advance women’s economic opportunities and rights and to ensure that they can meaningfully participate in the economy without undue constraints and barriers that limit their progress.
Gender equality implications of globalisation and trade liberalisation arise because these phenomena do not eliminate existing inequalities in access to resources, power and decision making between men and women in society. This is a reality that must be confronted directly