The first female student at the famous Makerere University art school, Karuga only began an art career when she retired at 60. She ended up showing internationally.
Women's motivations for joining terrorist networks belie Kenyan media accounts of naive girls manipulated through romantic notions of Jihadi brides or wives.
Empowerment can mean different things for different women, but access to information is key. In Mali radio is the main source of information.
Countries where traditional laws exist must uphold children's rights and push for their best interest.
Adolescent girls face unique challenges in times of conflict and crisis yet they are rarely consulted about how to engender peace in their communities.
Universal energy access can only be achieved if people have the capabilities to use the energy to transform their lives.
Nigeria must work towards the harmonisation of laws that protect and promote access to sexual and reproductive health.
Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. The biases and perceptions that keep women and girls out of STEM must be tackled.
Nigerian women’s experiences of conflict mirror their unequal status and the prevalence of gender violence in and out of conflict.
Colleges of education must have increased resources to improve training. They must also address gender-specific issues such as childcare provision, accommodation and sexual harassment.
COVID-19 restrictions created life-threatening challenges to female sex workers as they weren't able to access their medication, support or their clients.
Local and national governments in west and central African countries must prioritise investment in providing access to HIV testing for all pregnant women.
The evidence shows that keeping girls in school not only reduces HIV risk, but also delays marriage and pregnancy, and improves mental health.
Women are testing positive at a higher rate than men and women, they have a greater social and economic vulnerability, particularly during lockdown, with working-age being the most affected.
According to a new book, the friendships among women in the novel reveal its author Sol T. Plaatje’s view of effective political struggle.
The importance of accessing water that's safe to drink and enough for washing, cleaning and cooking is clear, but little attention has been given to the safety of water collection away from home.
The police in Nigeria and Ghana must receive gender sensitivity training to effectively fight domestic violence.
Food security emerged as a major issue for women nearing the end of their lives in Malawi.
It wasn't just the film Rafiki - a joyful lesbian love story - but also the experience of going to watch it after it was unbanned that created a new kind of freedom.
Social norms, practices and attitudes in African societies hinder the lives, survival and development of girls.