The Scottish Government will hand out free sanitary products to those in need as part of a pilot project in Aberdeen in what is essentially the first national government-sponsored effort of its type. Several African countries are on the path to establishing sanitary dignity by providing free sanitary products to low income girls and women. However, there is need for a comprehensive policy framework to tackle the availability of the products and the lack of education and sanitation infrastructure.
South Africa held a consultative Indaba on The Draft National Policy Framework on Sanitary Dignity that looks to provide free sanitary towels for young women and girls. In South Africa having a period is an expense that many cannot afford, and millions of girls miss school each month due to lack of sanitary pads.
Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor is a writer of color joining the blockbuster fantasy franchises as HBO is developing a series adaptation of her post-apocalyptic Africa novel “Who Fears Death”. We look forward to the addition of an African voice and perspective to the blockbuster fantasy franchises.
We have a secret in our culture, it’s not that birth is painful it is merely that women are strong. The belief that women are strong also applies even to abortion, and women who choose to have an abortion might just need a doula too just as other women who get emotional support from doulas during childbirth. An abortion doula provides emotional, physical, and informational support to people choosing to have an abortion.
When you choose a family planning method, you need to know the facts. You can’t make your choices based on myths you’ve heard. Get the facts from your Obstetrics and gynecology or any other qualified health practitioner. We demystify some of the myths related to contraception.
Today the world celebrates World Population Day. As we commemorate the day we debunk some of those myths around oral contraceptives.
Vanessa Kingori; the youngest and first female publisher of British GQ and the first black publisher in Condé Nast UK’s 100-year history; was recognized with an MBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honors List 2016.
Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters came under fire on Wednesday when she posted pictures on her Instagram account of herself wearing latex gloves while at a soup drive for underprivileged children.
Multi-award winning group from Kenya, Sauti Sol, best known for their hits “Kuliko Jana”, “Sura Yako” and “Unconditionally Bae” return to Coke Studio Africa – 2017, for the third time this year paired alongside Nigerian songstress Chidinma who is making a return to the show for the fourth time. We ask, is it not time to explore the continental music scene in totality and use the platform to launch talented underground artists into the commercial sphere?