women’s rights
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...

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 the African Charter...

Challenging the patriarchy

Challenging the patriarchy

Mama Rahma: profile of an African feminist Child bride at 13 and a victim of female genital mutilation, Kenyan activist Rahma Wako liberated herself to become a powerful advocate of women’s rights Despite holding up...