There is increasing evidence that rates of child sexual abuse and rape are disproportionately high in sub-Saharan Africa. A searingly powerful photographic exhibition hopes to break the silence and shame society into facing up to its sickness.
Ghanaians are calling for the resignation of an MP after he said adulterous women should be stoned to death. Ghanaian society does not expect a man to be faithful to his wife (or even wives); but infidelity in women is not tolerated.
The years of the Zuma presidency have not been good for women in South Africa. Conservative, patriarchal voices seem to be gaining strength and public platforms even as catastrophic violence against women continues unabated.
A 130 year-old law that exonerates rapists if they marry their victims had women’s organisations in Mozambique up in arms today