Challenges that women and girls in low-income areas face have been worsened by measures taken to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Two thirds of South African women are overweight or obese and their babies are three times more likely to become obese themselves.
Special steps need to be taken to blunt the impact of school closures, particuarly on girls.
The study confirms that collecting water for daily use weighs more heavily on women, making life more difficult for especially older women.
During epidemics, the measures taken to protect populations and to keep health systems afloat leave women and girls vulnerable to violence.
Study presents a model that can be scaled to improve learning outcomes and transition rates for young people living in urban informal settlements.
Even in a world where 99% of the male population is dead, patriarchy is still a very comfortable pair of shoes and very easy to slip into.
Unfortunately, disrespectful and neglectful treatment of women during childbirth, including verbal, physical and emotional abuse is not uncommon.
In spite of limitations, new forms of female religious authorities represent a significant development among Kenyan Muslims.
Measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 may worsen the already poor access to quality maternal health services in parts of the continent.
Phones sometimes serve as a 'digital leash' to check women's whereabouts - a growing feature of many relationships and conflicts.
South Africa could lose many children due to a measles outbreak which is completely preventable.
Verbal and physical abuse appeared to be an expression of both helplessness and an exercise of power.
Understanding the drivers of early childbearing in specific contexts is important for effective policy making.
Her commitment to the communities she was serving was unwavering. She ensured that research results were disseminated to communities before presenting at conferences.
Written from prison, the new book of poems by the writer, academic and activist shows her fire but also her deep love for Uganda.
With the introduction of free maternal healthcare, Nigeria appears to have got more women using health facilities, but there are more hurdles to cross.
The 17 goals seek to end all forms of poverty everywhere by 2030, by achieving 169 targets. Progress in achieving them does not match the hype.
Nigeria needs to adopt gender specific strategies to financially include women smallholders in agriculture.
Ghana has ambitious policies on gender equity but is struggling to realise them.