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Title:Special issue: twenty years of the Constitution: reflecting on citizenship and gender justice
Editors:Gouws, AmandaISNI
Galgut, Hayley
Periodical:Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity (ISSN 2158-978X)
City of publisher:Durban
Publisher:Agenda Feminist Media
Geographic terms:South Africa
Subjects:gender inequality
women's rights
constitutional law
customary law
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ragn20/30/1
Abstract:This special issue of 'Agenda' takes women's experience of citizenship as the starting point in an attempt to determine the progress that has been made to give women full and equal citizenship since acceptance of the final Constitution in South Africa in 1996. The articles speak of the importance of the rights enshrined in the Constitution, and of the Constitutional Court as an adjudicator to ensure gender justice in cases where rights are in conflict, or where rights claiming fails. It also elucidates the limits of law and a rights discourse. Citizens living under customary law often experience the limits of a rights discourse, when customary law is used to trump rights. Contributions: Twenty years of the Constitution: reflecting on citizenship and gender justice ( Amanda Gouws, Hayley Galgut); Two decades of jurisprudence on substantive gender equality: what the Constitutional Court got right and wrong (Lee Stone); Judicial deconstruction of customary law for gender equality: some thoughts on selected case law (Annie Devenish); Benefit or impediment? The operation of the Equality Courts in South Africa (Taryn Janine Powys); Employment equity and elimination of discrimination: where are women with disabilities in the hierarchy? (Willene Holness); Deaf women's lived experiences of their constitutional rights in South Africa (Tshegofatso Senne), Gender inequality and discrimination in South African football: black women demand a bigger share of the pie and the limelight (Nobuhle Ndimande-Hlongwa); Son of the soil?…?daughters of the land': poetry writing as a strategy of citizen-making for lesbian, gay, and bisexual migrants and asylum seekers in Johannesburg (LeConté J. Dill, Jo Vearey, Elsa Oliveira, Gabriela Martínez Castillo); Intersectional (un)belongings: lived experiences of xenophobia and homophobia (Matthew Beetar); Citizenship rights, discrimination and stigmatisation of LGBTI students by health care services at a South African rural-based university (Azwihangwisi Helen Mavhandu-Mudzusi), Bessie Head and the Zimbabwean women who are forced to wait in Lindela (Daniel Moshenberg); A feminist response to the food crisis in contemporary South Africa (Jacklyn Cock); Raising women so as to make great their fall? An analysis of the treatment of inheritance in 'Ifa Lenkululeko' (Liketso Dube); The question of custom in the onus to prove customary marriage (Keneilwe Radebe). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]