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.
In urban Namibia, performance poetry provides a safe space for women to share their experiences and challenge traditional ideas.
The long history of racist beauty standards alone cannot explain the ongoing global use of harmful skin lighteners.
Women need to be included in all matters of health.
If patients received counselling from someone who spoke their language, they would have an opportunity to ask questions about their medical condition and understand it more clearly.
Nutrition policies offer the chance for us to think differently about men and women's roles in society.
President Ramaphosa's emphasis on fighting crime is well placed. Most categories of violent crimes have risen dramatically over the past eight years.
The state of emergency ultimately led to substantial legal changes that should better protect women and girls. But what really happened?
Students in Nigeria used home remedies to prevent pregnancy after sex and had doubts about the efficacy of medically approved pills.
Two interventions proved effective in reducing men's perpetration, but not women's experiences of violence.
Family structure and family support are protective factors against transactional sex among adolescents and young adults.
Criminalising this practice has not brought it to an end.
Bishop Purity Malinga is the first woman to be appointed Presiding Bishop in the Methodist Church of Southern African in over 200 years.
Women have a crucial role to play in development initiatives.