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
Middle-class Nigerians employ children in their homes for a range of reasons.
Kenya's constitution protects children from all forms of violence, but the country's implementation strategies are weak.
The region has made progress but efforts must continue to end a harmful practice rooted in poverty and tradition.
During almost all outbreaks, women provide the majority of care to the ill voluntarily in their homes at great risk and cost to themselves.
Research has a distinctive role to play because it gives pointers on what is needed to create long-term change.
Providing affordable pregnancy tests to women in low-resource countries is a critical, yet under-appreciated, way to improve their health.
All the virtual personal assistants on the market today come with a default female voice and is programmed to respond to all kinds of suggestive questions and comments.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on 'women’s work'.
There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
It’s not enough to simply promote healthy eating and exercise without considering South Africa's very real environmental and structural constraints.
Interventions to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence in eastern DR Congo often reinforce traditional gender stereotypes
The world of the fourth industrial revolution looks set to be one dominated by forms of knowledge and industries -- like science and technology -- that have long been dominated by men.
Health responses need to take on board the fact that the number of women and girls migrating across borders as well as within countries is growing.
Research in Ghana, India and Kenya shows that more women experience subtle forms of undignified care than they do physical and verbal abuse during childbirth.