The government must shore up efforts to finance water and sanitation in Nigeria.
Perceptions of marriage abduction as a recent phenomenon hide the violence that has been done to women as part of culture.
Racial and gender disparities in access to work are entrenched features of the South African labour market.
An increase in the adolescent pregnancy rate strongly suggests challenges with accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare services for this vulnerable age group.
Globally, experts are beginning to recognise that focusing on one aspect of food overlooks the trade-offs or sacrifices people make.
The 1988 murder of the exiled ANC leader has never been solved – but by raising awareness and targeting core viewers, the film aims to help change that.
The Taliban have given every indication women and girls will face violence and repression as they back control of Afghanistan.
Emboldened by success in Afghanistan, the Taliban is now ordering religious leaders to provide them with lists of girls over the age of 15 to enter into ‘marriages’ to Taliban fighters.
The most successful women’s team in Africa, the Super Falcons emerged from a long history of protest – and continue to demand equality.
Winners of a new gender-equity contest do an array of work that includes helping caregivers and trying to reduce intimate-partner violence.
Although Ghana has not been affected by religious conflict, the ways youth from the Muslim minority relate to their nation is an important question.
The negative cycle of sexual harassment is entrenched because not much is done about it when it is reported in newsrooms.
Frelimo, which governs Mozambique, has squandered the enormous political capital it enjoyed at independence. It now remains in power through violence, intimidation, harassment, and threats.
Theatre is able to create a space for discussion about how and why women experience physical and emotional violence.
Contrary to expectations, researchers found that overall contraceptive use increased in most settings.
The average Nigerian woman or child faces a host of hindrances in accessing health services.
Finding a way to increase the participation of men and fathers in unpaid care work would have an important influence on a more equal distribution between women and men.
Through stand-up comedy, women in Zimbabwe can resist patriarchal power relations. There are still far fewer female stand-ups in the country but the field keeps on growing.
Harsh socio-environmental factors, especially when they happen in the early years of a child’s life, can establish a developmental “biology of misfortune”.
Concerns about socioeconomic well-being were the main reason why people voted for a certain political party.