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Women Speak

ISBN: 9780855984168
This book brings together the voices of a variety of women on some of the critical issues of the times: women organising in their own communities, in trade unions and in political organisations, violence against women and personal struggles regarding relationships, lobola, lesbianism and abortion.
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  • Synopsis
    A record of the setbacks and victories of South African women from early local community-level organisation in 1982 up to the challenges of living in the 1990s and being in government in the new South Africa. This book brings together the voices of a variety of women on some of the critical issues of the times: women organising in their own communities, in trade unions and in political organisations, violence against women and personal struggles regarding relationships, lobola, lesbianism and abortion. The final chapter focuses on women in negotiations and in government. The articles are all taken from the South African community magazineSpeak; and gives a sense of what concerned women most acutely during the 1980s and early 1990s. Through most recent interviews, conducted in 1996 and 1997, the debates are brought up to date.
  • Table of Contents
    Forward
    Introduction
    Chapter one: Women in Communities
    From the Pages of SPEAK: Women organise in their local communities
    Rural Women's Movement
    Women and Political Violence in Communities
    Struggles Today
    Say No -Gcina Mhlope
    The Dancer - Gcina Mhlope
    Chapter two: Women Workers
    From the Pages of SPEAK: Women at Work
    Women on Strike
    Domestic Workers
    Workers are Parents Too!
    Women in FOSATU and COSATU
    Sruggles Today
    Madam - Roseline Naapo
    Chapter three: Fighting Violence against women
    From the Pages of SPEAK
    Struggles Today
    You Can't Stop the Spirit
    Chapter four: The personal is political
    From the Pages of SPEAK
    A Woman's Right to Choose
    Women and Fear - Paulinah PhungwayoA Lady of Leisure - Ayesha Badat
    Chapter five: Women in Political Resistance
    From the Pages of SPEAK
    Heroes of the Struggle
    Today -Nise Malange
    Chapter six: Women in negotiations, Government and Civil society
    From the Pages of SPEAK: Women Make Their Voices Heard in the Negotiations
    Women in the New South Africa
    Struggles Today
    Women of Africa - Sma Khubeka
    Abbreviations.
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    Number of Pages 168
    Format Paperback / softback