Women chiefs are playing an increasingly important role in the country’s development, advocating for women's and children's rights.
HRW calls on Tanzania to set the minimum age for marriage at 18, following an investigation into high levels of child marriage and FGM in the country.
An African rights body has called on a Swedish minister to resign over her role in an art event that highlighted female genital mutilation and racism.
Some of the Kenya's Maasai young women are running away from of the age-old custom of circumcision, now frayed by health risks and new laws.
Violence, dismal healthcare and brutal poverty make Afghanistan the world's most dangerous country for women.
The first report into a UN project has shown remarkable success rates with more than 6 000 villages abandoning female genital mutilation.
Abdul Rahman is trying to change 2 000 years of tradition to end the practice of female genital mutilation in Egypt.
Female genital mutilation has been banned by leaders of the only Ugandan tribe that carries out the practice.