If patients received counselling from someone who spoke their language, they would have an opportunity to ask questions about their medical condition and understand it more clearly.
Nutrition policies offer the chance for us to think differently about men and women's roles in society.
President Ramaphosa's emphasis on fighting crime is well placed. Most categories of violent crimes have risen dramatically over the past eight years.
The state of emergency ultimately led to substantial legal changes that should better protect women and girls. But what really happened?
Students in Nigeria used home remedies to prevent pregnancy after sex and had doubts about the efficacy of medically approved pills.
Two interventions proved effective in reducing men's perpetration, but not women's experiences of violence.
Family structure and family support are protective factors against transactional sex among adolescents and young adults.
Criminalising this practice has not brought it to an end.
Bishop Purity Malinga is the first woman to be appointed Presiding Bishop in the Methodist Church of Southern African in over 200 years.
Women have a crucial role to play in development initiatives.
When governments have evidence, they are better placed to develop health policies and programmes.
Most women feel they are unable to ask health professionals questions. And only half were consistently asked if they had questions.
All 36 states in Nigeria must adopt the Child Rights Act to safeguard their children.
The South African child support grant is progressive in its gender-neutrality, yet men make up only 2% of those who collect it.
High fertility is driven by a number of factors including desired family size, low levels of use of modern contraceptives, and high levels of adolescent childbearing.
Women have to push through barriers to access higher education.
The aim is to reduce maternal deaths, address the unmet need for family planning and end gender-based violence by 2030.
Research shows that abuse, violence and poor relationships in families may have dire consequences for society, and specifically children.
Women face a number of socio-economic challenges that make it harder for them to access higher education.
Popular theories of high-level electoral conspiracy shaped the emergence of new political orientations