gender equality
Danger down by the river

Danger down by the river

African women and girls in poor communities, forced to walk long distances to fetch water, run the daily risk of rape, beating and even death. It was a day like any other last December. Hasiya (not her real name) had...

One step forward, two steps back

One step forward, two steps back

SDG 5: gender equality Higher levels of political representation for women in Africa have not necessarily advanced gender equality, with this disparity most acutely experienced at the grassroots level By Helen Grange...

Valuing women and girls

Valuing women and girls

Despite conflicting legislation, the practices of female genital mutilation and child marriage are on the wane as a result of the AU’s continental approach to eradicating them More than 700 million women and girls...