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The ‘othering’ of women through misogyny, racism and sexism in scholarship has had, and continues to have, serious consequences on women’s lives. (Shutterstock)

Why women’s studies programs in Canada are more important than ever

Women’s studies programs should continue to be supported to ensure the fight for women’s rights are not reversed or forgotten.
Approximately one-third of 2SLGBTQ+ young people who participated in a nutrition study noted that they did not have any support systems in place to help them with their nutritional needs during the pandemic. (Shutterstock)

Food insecurity during COVID-19: 2SLGBTQ+ people talk about challenges and support

Food insecurity is a social justice issue tied to social determinants of health. Historically marginalized people like 2SLGBTQ+ youth are at risk, and more likely to be food insecure during COVID-19.
A protest in Johannesburg against the lack of service delivery or basic necessities such as access to water and electricity. Photo by Marco Longari / AFP via Getty images

South Africa has been warned that it faces an ‘Arab Spring’: so what are the chances?

The country is still a very different political space. It’s a noisy democracy with a free media, lots of dissenting voices, and insulting the government doesn’t carry any overt sanction.
Fanon was among the early exponents of decolonisation. Tony Webster/ Minneapolis Police Department. Wikimedia

Remembering Frantz Fanon – six great reads

Fanon left a remarkable imprint, his views influencing many in the field of mental illness as well as pan-Africanist and anti-colonialism thinkers.
Judge President of South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal, Mandisa Maya. Simphiwe Nkwali (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times via GettyImages)

Justice Maya’s support for African languages in South Africa’s courts is a positive sign

It is important to embrace all the nation’s languages in a multilingual and multicultural society. This will ensure they are used, developed and mainstreamed.

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