In many African states power is concentrated in the executive branch. That's why women's representation in cabinet matters.
Uganda's tourism ministry has launched a beauty pageant to use local women to attract tourists.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.
Nigeria, like many emerging countries, needs to educate its women at the same rate it does its men to enhance entrepreneurship.
Pregnant teens in Kenya face a number of challenges.
Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.
Mental health care for teen mothers is not part of routine health facilities in Nairobi's informal settlements.
Women are drastically under-represented in the science, technology, engineering and maths fields.
There's heavy burden for women in Ghana who don't have children.
Several locally listed companies still have no female board members while most who do diversify their boards tend to appoint only one female director at a time.
Lusala, a wild yam that many in Zambia rely on for consumption and trade, is gradually taking longer to find due to deforestation.
Violence is not just a private matter between people. Regulating it is not the duty of communities or the state alone.
There's increasing global recognition that violence against women and children often occur together in homes.
Prevailing patriarchal and cultural norms in some societies prevent women victims of sexual crimes from talking out by shaming them.
Women identify more with their government representatives based on ethnicity rather than gender.
With technology women are able to become agents of their own change.
Social media presents new challenges in sensitive cases but media houses must stick to the law.
Increases in gold prices on world commodities markets are linked to fewer surviving girls in India. This is related to gold often being part of bridal dowries.
Empowered women make millions of decisions that add up to a better demographic situation for themselves, their children and for Africa.
Gender biases are revealed in enrolment inequalities and policies that favour male students.