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Title:Special issue: who's afraid of feminism? South African democracy at 20
Editors:Gouws, AmandaISNI
Hassim, ShireenISNI
Periodical:Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity (ISSN 2158-978X)
City of publisher:Durban
Publisher:Agenda Feminist Media
Geographic term:South Africa
women's organizations
women's rights
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ragn20/28/2
Abstract:This special issue (the 100th issue of Agenda) on the development of feminism in South Africa between 1994 and 2014 is guest edited by Amanda Gouws & Shireen Hassim. The articles, perspectives and interviews in this issue tell a story of why the political system and political leaders are resistant to the radical change implied by feminism. Some authors tell stories of their lived experience with gender struggles and institutional engagements as well as gains and losses in the past 20 years. Other authors ask questions about the nature of gendered challenges and expose the intractability of gender-based violence. Articles: Texts and tests of equality: the Women's Charters and the demand for equality in South African political history (Shireen Hassim); Recognition and redistribution: state of the women's movement in South Africa 20 years after democratic transition (Amanda Gouws); South African Parliament and blurred lines: the ANC Women's League and the African National Congress' gendered political narrative (Lindiwe D. Makhunga); The ghost of families past: domestic violence legislation and policy in post-apartheid South Africa (Lisa Vetten). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]