Human Rights of Women in Post Apartheid South Africa: Issues and Challenges

Human Rights of Women in Post Apartheid South Africa: Issues and Challenges

ABSTRACT

Women have historically been the most marginalised groups in South Africa, as their political, social, and economic circumstances are precarious. South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution has several provisions to protect women’s human rights, however enforcing the constitutional responsibilities remains a difficulty owing to different constraints. This paper deals with the status of human rights of women in post apartheid South Africa. The purpose of this paper is to analyse constitutional and legal provisions for the protection of socio – economic and political human rights of women. It also attempts to explore the real situation of women’s rights in independent South Africa. The article concludes some suggestions to overcome the challenges against women’s human rights in South Africa particularly after the apartheid era.

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