gender-based violence
The pandemic within a pandemic

The pandemic within a pandemic

Malawi: unintended consequences Lengthy school closures to control the spread of the coronavirus have led to a surge in already appalling numbers of teen pregnancies and early marriages It’s a cold Monday morning and a...

South Africa: The bigger pandemic is corruption

South Africa: The bigger pandemic is corruption

Few issues highlight the dilemma of policy-making more than the choices faced by African governments during the Covid-19 pandemic. For many African countries with large numbers of day workers in the informal sector,...

C-19: In South Africa, rule of law questioned

C-19: In South Africa, rule of law questioned

Disaster regulations declared unconstitutional The tenth of April 2020 was a warm autumn day, and Collins Khosa, 40, was sitting in his yard at his home in the Far East Bank of Alexandra township in northern...

Mozambique’s gender-based violence laws

Mozambique’s gender-based violence laws

  One night in April 2013, Luisa, a 46-year-old woman living in a small town in Mozambique, was on her way home when two men dragged her into an abandoned hut and raped her. “I wanted to die, but I told myself I must...