Education is important for girls’ future earning power and the promotion of their lifelong health and socioeconomic well-being.
Study finds that the language used in news reports is often part of the problem, not the solution.
The Drum journalist was a rare woman in a male-dominated world. Her autobiography has now been published after her death.
Many people accept the Egyptian government’s restrictions on freedoms, for a variety of conflicting reasons.
Only a small percentage of women in rural areas have access to the Internet, so participation in online activism is limited to urban centres.
Africans are adopting podcasting as a way of telling their own stories. In one class in Egypt, this took a feminist turn.
Regulating the sex work industry is the only way to protect sex workers from abuse and violence.
As with Ebola, it is often only when the harm is done that people working on the response realise health emergencies disproportionately harm women.
Breast cancer is curable, provided it is detected early and treated promptly.
South Africa’s land reform programme is designed for a socio-economic context that doesn’t exist.
Royal women play important roles in succession disputes, such as the naming of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu’s heir.
This movie is absolutely worth seeing. But it’s best viewed with the awareness of its significant alterations of history.
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.