gender equality
OUT NOW: Africa in Fact – Issue 63

OUT NOW: Africa in Fact – Issue 63

Africa in Fact This edition of Africa in Fact focuses on Africa’s girls, 308 million of them under the age of 18, far too many of whom find themselves at the bottom of the ladder when it comes to accessing health,...

Empower women for the betterment of our societies

Empower women for the betterment of our societies

In South Africa, August is regarded as Women’s Month, with 9 August celebrated as National Women’s Day. It is a powerful day dedicated to equal rights and the celebration of the resilience and strength of South African...

Danger down by the river

Danger down by the river

African women and girls in poor communities, forced to walk long distances to fetch water, run the daily risk of rape, beating and even death. It was a day like any other last December. Hasiya (not her real name) had...

One step forward, two steps back

One step forward, two steps back

SDG 5: gender equality Higher levels of political representation for women in Africa have not necessarily advanced gender equality, with this disparity most acutely experienced at the grassroots level By Helen Grange...