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.
Gender based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.
Rape culture in Kenya means that women are often blamed for being victims of assault. This needs to change.
Laws in Mauritius allow minors to marry while some cultures on the island are tolerant of child marriage.
Even for those that escape, the stigma of refusing a forced marriage separates young women from their family and community.
South Africa must ensure that healthcare workers understand the importance of nutrition and that they transfer the correct messages to caregivers.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
For the thousands of children who have left armed groups, education is crucial to their reintegration.
Efforts to discourage girls from being cut in Tanzania have changed the cultural meaning and practices around the ceremonial rite of passage.
Stories from the ground highlighted the unmet needs of people who are vulnerable and who are left behind.
Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki sought to use South Africa's diplomatic service to enable the country to punch above its weight.
Large companies have a big role to play in ensuring women’s rights are protected in industries such as horticulture.