In the context of Nigeria’s restrictive abortion laws, promoting access to medication abortion drugs is a life saver.
Though child marriage rates are declining globally, the practice remains worryingly common in some African countries.
Girls and young women do not search for medical safety when seeking abortion care. They prioritise “social safety” to avoid prosecution and social stigma. Can self-care be a solution?
From Lovecraft Country to Black Panther to a statue in Benin, the “amazons” of Dahomey continue to trend in global popular culture.
If women see other women pursuing and being successful in an entrepreneurial environment, they are more likely to follow that path themselves.
The continuing precarity and vulnerability to violence has long term consequences for these women’s health and well-being.
Women’s relationship to the environment is shaped by their social position.
The pioneering role she played, and the sacrifices she made, extended well beyond the famous 1956 Women’s March.
The pandemic lockdown added a big teaching load; female academics also found themselves having to play more of a nurturing role.
With Renaissance, Beyoncé is again shaping pop culture, honouring black disco pioneers and Africa’s rise.
The truth is that there are no easy and quick fixes, such as the governing party’s recent castration idea, which falls short on a range of scores.
Sexual violence against women and girls in Nigeria’s northeastern region persists because of the Nigerian government’s lax response to cases of sexual offences.
Women entrepreneurs in Africa face challenges which make them additionally vulnerable to climate change.
Playing out in an animal kingdom, Glory is a devastating political commentary on Zimbabwe today.
Hijab controversy in Nigeria’s public schools has further exposed how religion has polarised Africa’s most populous nation.
The Wafcon final on Saturday is proof of the development of the women’s game on the continent - and of mining star players abroad.
PrEP enables adolescent girls and young women to protect themselves from HIV without having to convince a partner to use a condom at the time of sex.
The first African player to reach a major tennis final, she has set Wimbledon – and Tunisian hearts – ablaze.
The thorny issue of testosterone testing has made news, not just the growing skills on the field.
More attention should be given to the oral health of women during the reproductive years, in particular those who have many children.