Women's rights and lesbian rights
: Perspectives: Political Analyses and Commentary from Africa OUTPUT TYPE
: Journal Article PUBLICATION YEAR
, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR
, WOMEN'S RIGHTS
: HSRC Library: shelf number 6593
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A belief among some is that the South African women's movement is fragmented and weak. Gouws notes for instance that a
demobilised women's movement cannot hold the state to account, or enforce a feminist-centred discourse into state politics. This article, while not focused on engaging the state, explores the dynamics of this 'fragmented' women's movement; the 'politics' and philosophies that underlie and drive the activism towards gender equality. In this article, I consider the principles and contexts that govern non-governmental organisations (NGOs) set up to protect women's rights, as well as those defined by an agenda that
aims to protect the non-normative gender identities of lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersexed (LBTI) women in South Africa.
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