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25 Years after Beijing: Changing the script about women’s leadership

Women in Africa should not be viewed as having ‘special negotiating skills’. Instead, we should motivate for more women in leadership positions because of their equality as citizens

Women on the streets of smart cities

Apps like My Safetipin and Safe Pace are making the public sphere safer

The GPL hosts the 5th Vita Basadi Awards

Women who quietly serve their communities and the legislature, backed by the women’s caucus, are acknowledged at the annual Vita Basadi awards

Survivors of gender-based violence fight to be heard

Gender-based violence is escalating as the social crisis deepens. Some activists want a special council for survivors

If not now, later: Women’s vulnerability to HIV risk

Keeping girls at school could reduce their vulnerability to infection. But women’s lack of empowerment will affect this intervention's success

Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa

Councillor, Icasa

Thuto Thipe

Academic, Yale University

Women in Africa claim seat at table

The game is still rigged against female business leaders, so they’re rewriting the rules themselves.

Magazines gloss over real diversity

The magazines we love do not love us back – they do not contain a diverse representation of black womanhood

Enough talk about women, it’s time to act

The AU's long-term goal of peace and prosperity will be a pipe dream unless it tackles gender issues.

Morocco grapples with women’s rights after raped bride’s suicide

Protests have erupted in Morocco over the case of teenager Amina Filali who killed herself after a court ordered her to marry her alleged rapist.

A glass ceiling that is still opaque

Strengthening women's participation in higher education is more than just a 'women's issue'.

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