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Rape and justice

Rape and justice

Mozambique’s gender-based violence laws Several laws address rape and domestic violence, but their enforcement is shaky By Mercedes Sayagues One night in April 2013, Luisa, a 46-year-old woman...

A universal template of human development

A universal template of human development

SDGs: overview Although African countries lag behind in implementing SDGs, the 17 goals are being institutionalised around the continent By Osita Agbu Today, the world is faced with developmental...

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...

Challenges and gaps, but many gains

Challenges and gaps, but many gains

The African Union’ s Maputo Protocol provides member states with a comprehensive policy framework for ensuring women’ s rights across the continent In 2003, the African Union adopted the Protocol to...