Cart 0
Advancing Women's Rights, 1st Edition

Advancing Women's Rights, 1st Edition

  • R 659.00
  • Save R 41

Product Details:

Author(s): Murray, C,O’Sullivan, M
Page count: 308
ISBN: 9780702173158
Languages(s): English,
Year Published: 2006
Categories: Gender Law, Law, Law, Law, Academic, Law,
Type: Print

About this publication

Gender equality is both a significant right and founding value in South Africa's Constitution. This volume of essays explores the meaning and implications of gender equality in South Africa today. It includes studies on issues central to the transformation of gender relations in post-apartheid South Africa: violence against women, family law, land rights, customary law, the right to equality, and institutions to advance gender equality.  

Lind's analysis of the Constitutional Court's decision not to recognise the maintenance claim of a woman in a long-standing heterosexual relationship, Himonga's criticism of changes to African customary law affecting marriage and succession, and Artz and Smythe's retrospective on the Domestic Violence Act.


  • Brooms sweeping oceans? Women's rights in South Africa's first decade of  democracy by Michelle O'Sullivan and Christina Murray
  • Women, customary law and discrimination: The impact of the Communal Land Rights Act by Aninka Claassens
  • The reform of the customary law of marriage and succession by Chuma Himonga
  • Domestic partnership and marital status discrimination by Craig Lind
  • Expanding equality by Saras Jagwanth
  • Denial of the means of subsistence as an equality violation by Gwen Brodsky and Shelagh Day
  • The dark side of the rainbow: Violence against women in South Africa after ten years of democracy by Heléne Combrinck
  • Bridges and barriers: A five year retrospective on the Domestic Violence Act by Lillian Artz and Dee Smythe
  • Removing the prescription blindfold in cases of childhood sexual abuse by Nikki Naylor
  • South Africa's National Gender Machinery by Rashida Manjoo
  • The Women's Legal Centre during its first five years by Ruth B Cowen

We Also Recommend