“I have some very vivid memories of when I was really young, say four or five years old, my grandmother would dress me in women’s clothing and say, ‘Look at my granddaughter’, but also in a playful way,’ says Sandile Ndelu, a transgender woman, who is a law student at UCT.
Pink Taxi offers a safe mode of transportation for women in #Egypt but some have asked if the initiative can indeed help curb sexual harassment in the country
Hardly a month after US President Barack Obama came out in support of gay rights in Kenya, Senegal becomes the latest country to prosecute homesexuals
On 10 August of every calendar year, Zimbabweans remember their national heroes. The Zimbabwean government rolls out the red carpet at the North Korean built National Heroes Acre and President Mugabe makes a public address that is broadcast live on television and radio
Good morning Africa from the culturally rich Rwanda, a landlocked country located in East Africa, whose green mountainous landscape has earned it the nickname “Land of a Thousand Hills”
Rachel Dolezal, the American white woman claiming to be black, got everyone thinking about who has the right to claim ownership of a particular ‘race’ – even though the construction of race is contested
In Northern Ghana, the children of accused witches are often implicated and isolated along with their mothers in Ghana’s witch camps and witch sanctuaries.
Culture and tradition have long been used as a means of shutting down debate on Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights on the continent even as the most vulnerable members of our society continue to suffer because of our chronic inability to engage with these matters. The context we live in has made it clear that regional bodies can no longer ignore issues such as abortion, safe sex and violence against sexual minorities as these are issues facing the majority on the continent today
To celebrate Gabon’s nationa Women’s Day we will be profiling inspiring Gabonese women who have have made a difference by standing up tall to be seen, heard and counted. We also would like to take this opportunity to salute all the Gabonese women who continue to work hard behind the scenes. We see you and we respect your hustle!