S3, Ep. 1: What do gender equity and public loitering have in common?

Do you know what the difference between gender equity and equality is and why it matters?

Throughout history women have been protesting various issues such as sexism, gender-based violence, gender inequality and corrupt political systems. From the right to vote to the right to loiter, women - and some men - have made themselves heard. Change may be slow, but change does happen.

Season 3 of the Just for a Change podcast powered by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship captures conversations with changemakers - both local and from further afield. Episode 1 takes us to the streets of Mumbai, India and the start of an inspiring social movement that involves loitering and the promotion of gender equity, started by Neha Singh. Neha is an author, and theatre-maker and was included in the BBC’s top 100 women who have made a positive impact on the world in 2016 for her work on the #WhyLoiter movement.

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Bertha Centre: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre

Global Gender Gap Report 2022: https://www.weforum.org/reports/global-gender-gap-report-2022/

World Population review: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/countries-where-women-cant-vote

The difference between gender equity and equality—and why it matters:
https://fortune.com/2020/03/25/gender-equality-and-equity-iwd-womens-education/

Why loiter? http://whyloiter.blogspot.com/2016/06/lets-start-revolutionbut-how-neha-singh.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38031598

Youtube links:

SA woman’s march 9 August 1956 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li3L2rlrTZc

Sophia Williams de Bryn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP8O-9jvZYg

#Metoo protest soundclip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzYpyPcbesk

#Whyloiter soundclip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIh2vMXnqjg
Clip from Neha Singh Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/tv/CfL8INbJbma/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link