Chances, Risks and Perspectives of Gender-related NGO Activities within the Transformation Process of the South African Society.

JVF Conference Papers

The current post-Apartheid society is confronted with a number of conflict constellations, which are directly linked to the country’s past.

They are moreover relicts of the institutionalized various forms of racism and sexism, which have been established during the Apartheid era. The Apartheid system created various forms of racism and sexism at a constitutional level, which did not just disappear from one day to the other when the country became a democratic nation. A society that can be described as one where you had institutionalised unequalities that formed and structured the society, and that was missing a democratic political system for a long
period of time does not change overnight.

The same pattern also relates to the people, their thinking and their attitudes towards each other.

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