Women"s rights in South Africa
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Women"s rights in South Africa a guide to national organisations with a gender focus by

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Published by HSRC in Pretoria .
Written in English



  • South Africa


  • Women -- South Africa -- Societies and clubs -- Directories.,
  • Women -- Services for -- South Africa -- Directories.,
  • Women"s rights -- South Africa -- Societies, etc. -- Directories.,
  • Sex discrimination against women -- South Africa -- Societies, etc. -- Directories.,
  • Non-governmental organizations -- South Africa -- Directories.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementcompiled by Katy Menell and Marjorie Jobson.
ContributionsMenell, Katy., Jobson, Marjorie.
LC ClassificationsHQ2022 .W67 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination76 p. ;
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL568979M
ISBN 100796916985
LC Control Number96154546

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