Adolescent girls experience a number of vulnerabilities which incease their risk of engaging in risky sexual behaviours.
Women who survive violence in Kenya are building peace in their communities.
Ugandan women MPs are working with men to amplify their own voices and pass meaningful laws.
There isn't much space in Zambia's rural areas for open, judgement-free communication with friends and parents about sexual matters.
The contested law also defines the jurisdiction of traditional leaders in terms of territory. But traditional community boundaries are actually set by personal relationships.
An investigation into the recruiting strategies of traffickers and their networks could be helpful in arresting this menace.
UN agencies could play a role in improving training programmes for peacekeepers who help women.
Boko Haram has the highest number of women fighters in the history of terror
President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
In Ethiopia, boys are more likely to go to school than girls are. Role models can change this.
Women in disaster zones are frequently targeted by sexual predators who take advantage of their vulnerability.
Black women face a number of challenges in trying to become scientists.
Boys are more likely to engage in risky behaviours than girls
Any policies and interventions around water management can only really be successful if women are included.
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.