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Global feminism introduction presentation

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Global feminism introduction presentation

  1. 1. South Africa <br />Introduction Presentation<br />WS 420: Global Feminism<br /> By Morgan Leapaldt<br />
  2. 2. Introducing Myself<br />Hi, my name is Morgan Leapaldt. <br />I am from Leeds, North Dakota. <br />I am currently sophomore. (Just finished first year of college!)<br />I am majoring in Graphic Design.<br />One interesting fact about me is that I am deaf. <br />
  3. 3. Current Status of Women in South Africa <br />According to The Mercury, there are still following instances that occur today:<br />Women are more exposed to unemployment than men. <br />Illiteracy levels and the percentage of women’s education are impacting low.<br />Maternal and infant mortality appears to be very high and is still increasing. Women are more affected by HIV and AIDS. <br />
  4. 4. Continued. . . <br />There has been increasing numbers of violence against women. South Africa has one of the highest levels of gender-based violence in the world. <br />Cases of rape and domestic violence are increasing. <br />Women remain under-represented in the formal economy. <br />
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  6. 6. Women in South Africa<br />Research from Constitutional Court of South Africa:<br />Women are still economically disadvantaged.<br />They are most likely unemployed and tend to have lower-paid jobs such as domestic and farm labors.<br />They often earn less than men for the same tasks.<br />
  7. 7. More Information<br />It is difficult in economical decision-making for women.<br />It is difficult for women to gain information about their rights and entitlements without any education. Also it is difficult for them to control their fertility and maternal mortality rates. <br />
  8. 8. Women are under social and even legal control of their fathers or husbands. <br />
  9. 9. According to 69 Saint John’s Law Review 7, women perform approximately eighty percent of agricultural labor and only own thirty-three percent of household income.<br />Divorces and separates rates are increasing because women can’t stand to the power of men. <br />
  10. 10. Teenage pregnancy rates has increased, most were unwanted pregnancies. <br />Negative situations are abortions, abandoned and street children, child neglect and abuse.<br />Many girls and women are forced to have sex which is common known as “sex work.” <br />Many of them get AIDS/HIV and get pregnant. <br />
  11. 11. Sources <br />The Mercury: The status of women in South Africa in 2010.<br />http://www.uneca.org/eca_resources/cdroms/status_of_african_women/pages/datapage.htm<br />Constitutional Court of South Africa <br />

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