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.
When governments have evidence, they are better placed to develop health policies and programmes.
Most women feel they are unable to ask health professionals questions. And only half were consistently asked if they had questions.
All 36 states in Nigeria must adopt the Child Rights Act to safeguard their children.
The South African child support grant is progressive in its gender-neutrality, yet men make up only 2% of those who collect it.
High fertility is driven by a number of factors including desired family size, low levels of use of modern contraceptives, and high levels of adolescent childbearing.
Women have to push through barriers to access higher education.
The aim is to reduce maternal deaths, address the unmet need for family planning and end gender-based violence by 2030.
Research shows that abuse, violence and poor relationships in families may have dire consequences for society, and specifically children.
Women face a number of socio-economic challenges that make it harder for them to access higher education.
Popular theories of high-level electoral conspiracy shaped the emergence of new political orientations
Middle-class Nigerians employ children in their homes for a range of reasons.
Kenya's constitution protects children from all forms of violence, but the country's implementation strategies are weak.
The region has made progress but efforts must continue to end a harmful practice rooted in poverty and tradition.
During almost all outbreaks, women provide the majority of care to the ill voluntarily in their homes at great risk and cost to themselves.
Research has a distinctive role to play because it gives pointers on what is needed to create long-term change.
Providing affordable pregnancy tests to women in low-resource countries is a critical, yet under-appreciated, way to improve their health.
All the virtual personal assistants on the market today come with a default female voice and is programmed to respond to all kinds of suggestive questions and comments.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on 'women’s work'.