An ill Anna Bosigo is fed by volunteer worker Lydia Mbhalo in the Orange Farm township, south of Johannesburg.
Social welfare budgets have simply not been adequate to plug decades’ worth of under-resourcing, especially in black communities. It's a good place for government to start giving life to its slogans
Mothers and their babies at a clinic in Johannesburg. South Africa leads the Global South with its expansive social protection programme.
The gendered nature of social welfare is invisible and taken for granted – particularly in development contexts.It's time to debate a more gender-sensitive and equitable welfare agenda in the South.
Gender equality is associated with less use of violence by men.
To prevent men from using violence in their households, violence against children needs to stop before they become adults.
Women make up 90% of the world’s nurses.
Data analysed from 32 countries shows women make a huge economic contribution that often goes unrecognised (and unpaid).
The capacity for compassion is with us from birth, but as a community we have lost sight of the value of treating all others as we wish to be treated ourselves.
A global movement aims to let compassion guide political and community life. This has obvious relevance for a competition-driven nation with a troubling capacity for harsh attitudes and policy.
But what awaits her at home?
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