Sexist slandering has been used not just to describe Grace Mugabe, but to denigrate any women who aspire to political positions.
The value of women to political tickets in Ghana is being recognised as more women are contesting elections at various levels.
Phones sometimes serve as a ‘digital leash’ to check women’s whereabouts – a growing feature of many relationships and conflicts.
Written from prison, the new book of poems by the writer, academic and activist shows her fire but also her deep love for Uganda.
Joana Chilengue, Lina Maria dos Santos and Fatucha Rosemary are the first Anglican women clergy to be ordained in Mozambique. The presiding Bishop said the ordination of the three transitional deacons was a “very big milestone” for the diocese as it made plain the church’s appreciation of women’s ministry
Underlying direct or personal violence is structural violence that is entrenched in unequal power relations in society.
Professor of Physics at the University of Nigeria, Francisca Nneka Okeke is recognised worldwide for her significant and outstanding contributions in Physics. She is also the recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for her contributions towards understanding climate change.
Major Seynabou Diouf, has been commended for her “exemplary service, which has a direct and positive impact on the community and the Congolese national police.” The Major currently leads a task force that helps to prevent and end sexual exploitation and abuse with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC.
In Sudan, where a women’s football is religiously banned, Salma Al-Majidi beat the odds to become the first Arab and Sudanese woman to coach men’s football in the Arab world.