Gertrude Fester

Gertrude has held various positions in post-apartheid South Africa, including being an MP for the African National Congress and a Commissioner on Gender Equality (a constitutional position). She currently lives in Kigali, Rwanda where she works with grassroots women's structures and does consultancy in gender issues. She has a PhD from the Gender Institute, London School of Economics.

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Are Women’s Rights Really Human Rights?

Are Women’s Rights Really Human Rights?

At the second World Conference on Human Rights in June 1993, the statement, 'women's rights are human rights' was first coined and accepted due to vociferous lobbying on the part of women’s rights activists. It was at the African ...