South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has trimmed down his Cabinet from 36 Ministers to 28 and made it gender balanced for the first time in the country’s history. He has also included younger leaders in his Cabinet, notably former ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola and ANC Youth League secretary-general Njabulo Nzuza.
Sexual violence is a global phenomenon that’s been around for centuries.
Women in Sudan have been resisting the controls placed on them for some time – by using their smart phones and social media to trade.
Mandisa Mfeka joined the South African Air Force in 2008 and earned her wings a year after starting flying school in 2010. Now she is South Africa’s first black female combat pilot.
On the 8th of March 2019, Ethiopian Airlines will celebrate International Women’s Day by having an all-women flight from Addis Ababa to Oslo. Ethiopian Airlines’ women professionals will be in charge of all aspects of the flight from flight deck crew, safety and security to air traffic control.
According to a report published by UNICEF and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, nearly 19 million babies born annually are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to the lack of iodine in the earliest years of life. A Senegalese woman is working to change those odds in her country.
Kenyan international policy and development expert Naisola Likimani has joined SheDecides. This is a movement launched in reaction to the Global Gag Rule, which banned all American NGOs active in other countries from receiving US federal funding should they provide any abortion services, information or referrals to women.
Africa’s growing cancer epidemic is troubling, particularly as it competes with the continent’s many other health-care needs. D’Angels Motorcycle Club, Nigeria first all-female bikers club, wants to drive change.
How important are television commercials in shaping the society, to debunk or entrench stereotypes? Maggi’s latest commercial has been the topic of debate in Nigeria, with many referring to the commercial as being misogynistic.