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Social Development: Government Information: Library Guide: Women & Gender

A guide to finding government information for Social Development students.

POLICIES

Violence against women

South Africa. Department of Social Development. Gender-Based Violence

South Africa. Interim Steering Committee on Gender-based Violence and Femicide.  National gender-based violence & femicide stratgeic plan, 2020-2030. Draft 1, 12 August 2019. 

South Africa. Presidential Summit against Gender-Based Violence & Femicide (2018 : Pretoria). Declaration

South Africa. Commission for Gender Equality. Investigative report: state of shelters in South Africa. Pretoria: Commission for Gender Equality, 2019?

South Africa. Commission for Gender Equality. Painting over Old Cracks: Assessing Current Programmes to Combat Gender-Based Violence, 2015. Pretoria: Commission for Gender Equality, 2015.

South Africa. Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. Diagnostic Review of the State Response to Violence Against Women & Children. Pretoria: Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, 2017?

South Africa. Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. Strengthening government’s implementation of violence against women and children (VAWC) interventions. Pretoria: Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (Policy brief series). 2017?

South Africa. Department of Social Development. South African Integrated Programme of Action addressing violence against women and children (2013-2018). Pretoria: Department of Social Development, 2014.

South African Human Rights Commission. Research brief: unpacking the gaps and challenges in addressing gender-based violence in South Africa. Pretoria: South African Human Rights Commission, April 2018.

Bower, Carol & Naheemah Abrakams. Report on the development of an information management system on violence against women and children in South Africa. [Tygebrger, Cape Town] : South African Medical Research Council Gender and Health Research Unit, UNICEF, September 2015.

African Development Bank. Human Development Department. South Africa: The National Gender Machinery, Gender Mainstreaming and the Fight against Gender Based Violence. September 2009

Crimes against women

Statistics South Africa. Crime Statistics Series. Volume V, Crime against Women in South Africa: an in-depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey data 2018. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2018. (Report No. 03-40-05)

Economic empowerment

Levendale, C. Towards women's economic empowerment: an overview of challenges, achievements, legislative mechanisms and programmes. Paper presented at the International Women's Conference, August 2017. Cape Town: Parliament of South Africa, 2017.

Maja, Botshabelo., and Nakanyane, Sabata. Women in the South African Labour Market, 1995-2005. Pretoria: Chief Directorate of Communication, Dept. of Labour, 2006. Shelf no. G 68 A.LABO.06.WOME

South Africa. Department of Trade and Industry. Women Economic Empowerment.

South Africa. Department of Trade and Industry. Towards and enabling environment for women economic empowerment in South Africa: a status quo report, 31 May 2011. Pretoria: Department of Trade and Industry, November 2011.

South Africa. Department of Women. The status of women in the South African economy. August 2015.

Statistics South Africa. Gender series. Volume I, Economic empowerment, 2001-2014. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa. (Report No. 03-10-04)

Statistics South Africa. Gender series. Volume IV, Economic empowerment, 2001-2017. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2018. (Report No. 03-10-17 (2001–2017))

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

MDG 3. Promote gender equality and empower women.

South Africa. Millennium Development Goals: promote gender equality and empower women 2015. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2015.

South Africa. Millennium Development Goals: promote gender equality and empower women. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2013.

South Africa. Millennium Development Goals: goal 3, promote gender equality and empower women. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2010.

South Africa. South Africa: millennium development goals: mid-term country report. [South Africa: no publisher identified, 2007.]  Shelf no. G 68 E.UNDP.07.SOUT

South Africa. South Africa: millennium development goals: country report, 2005. [South Africa: no publisher identified, 2005.] Shelf no. G 68 E.UNDP.05.SOUT

South Africa. Commission for Gender Equality.  A Gendered Review of South Africa’s Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.  Braamfontein: Commission for Gender Equality, 2010. Shelf no. G 68 E.GEND.10.GEND

 

National reports

Naidoo, Jay, and Govender, Pregs. Beijing Conference Report : 1994 Country Report on the Status of South African Women.  Cape Town: South Africa, 1994. Shelf no. G 68 E.RDP.94.BEIJ

South Africa. The Beijing Platform of Action : (prepared for Technical Committee Meeting 24-01-2000) : South Africa’s First Progress Report : Final Draft Document. South Africa: s.n., 2000. Shelf no. G 68 E.GEND.00.BEIJ

South Africa. Commission for Gender Equality.  CEDAW : Are We There yet? Measuring South Africa’s Progress Under Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women : CEDAW Report, 2013 / [research: Commission for Gender Equality ; Editing: Commission for Gender Equality.]. Braamfontein, South Africa: Commission for Gender Equality, 2014. Shelf no. G 68 E.GEND.14.CEDA

South Africa. Commission for Gender Equality. The Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in South Africa.  Braamfontein, South Africa: Commission for Gender Equality, 2014. Shelf no. G 68 E.GEND.14.IMPL

South Africa. Commission for Gender Equality. Report to the CEDAW Committee on South Africa’s Implementation of CEDAW, 1998-2008. Braamfontein, South Africa: Commission for Gender Equality, 2010. Shelf no. G 68 E.GEND.10.REPO

South Africa. Commission for Gender Equality. South Africa’s Compliance with the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.  Braamfontein, South Africa: Commission for Gender Equality, 2010. Shelf no. G 68 E.GEND.10.SOUT

South Africa. Department of Welfare. Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women : First South African Report. Pretoria: Dept. of Welfare, 1997. Shelf no. G 68 E.WELF.97.CONV

South Africa. Department of Welfare. Report on the South African Government’s Commitments Arising Out of the Fourth UN Women’s Conference, Beijing, 1995.  Pretoria: The Dept., 1996. Shelf no. G 68 E.WELF.96.REPO

South Africa. Department of Welfare.  South African Women on the Road to Development, Equality and Peace : Beijing Conference on Women : Plan of Action for South Africa. Johannesburg?: Umanyano Media Service for the Dept. of Welfare and Population Development, 1996. Shelf no. G 68 E.WELF.96.SOUT

South Africa. Department of Women. South Africa's Beijing +20 report: progress made on the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Outcomes Document of the 23rd Special session of the General Assembly in 2000.

South Africa. Office on the Status of Women. Beijing +10 Report : Progress Report on the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action  Pretoria: Office on the Status of Women, The Presidency, 2005. Shelf no. G 68 E.PRES.05.BEIJ

South Africa. Office on the Status of Women. South Africa’s Report to the AU Secretariat on the Implementation of the AU Heads of States’ Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa.  Pretoria: The Presidency, Office on the Status of Women, 2006. Shelf no. G 68 E.PRES.06.SOUT

South Africa. Presidency. South African CEDAW Report : Progress Made on the Implementation of the Convention for the Period 1998 to 2008.  Pretoria: The Presidency, 2008. Shelf no. G 68 E.PRES.08.SOUT

United Nations. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: Combined second, third and fourth periodic report of States parties: South Africa. 2009.

 

Census 2011

Statistics South Africa. Gender statistics in South Africa, 2011. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2013. (Report No. 03-10-05 (2011))

Film industry

 National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa. Gender matters in the South African film industry, 2018. 

National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa. South Africa country report: Beijing Declaration: women in media: film industry. February 2015.

Education

Statistics South Africa. Gender series. Volume 2, Education, 2004-2014. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2015. (Report No. 03-10-12 (2004–2014) )

Transport

Statistics South Africa. Gender series. Volume III, gender patterns in transport, 2013. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2016. (Report No.  03-10-15) 

Gender and equality

Legislation

South Africa. Commission for Gender Equality. Legal resource book on gender equality, 2017/2018.

We have print copies of Acts. The easiest source of online versions is: Laws of South Africa: Consolidated Legislation (University of Pretoria)

Key Acts:

Commission for Gender Equality Act No. 39 of 1996

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act No. 108 of 1996. Chapter 2, Bill of Rights

Domestic Violence Act No. 116 of 1998

Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998

Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act No. 4 of 2000

Bill:

The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill (B50-2013) was discussed and adopted in the Parliamentary Committee process, but "The Bill, which would have obliged companies to progressively achieve 50% representation for women in the top levels of management, has been withdrawn to allow for further consultation."

Contraception

Conferences, summits, etc.

Declaration of the Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting Summit (29-30 November 2018 :Gauteng)

Legislative Sector South Africa. Women's Parliament report, 2016.

Overview of Women's Charter Review Conference. Cape Town: Parliament, Research Unit, 12 September 2018.

Data Portal

World Bank. Gender Data Portal

Human settlements

South Africa. Department of Human Settlements. National Women in Human Settlements Programme: Framework for the Empowerment and Participation of Women in Human Settlements Delivery. Pretoria: Department of Human Settlements, 2009?