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Danger in Labour: Uganda’s Maternal Health Crisis
From drug shortages to insufficient staff to having to pay for 'free' treatment, pregnant women face countless challenges. And that's presuming they can even reach a health centre.
Getting Girls into School: Cameroon's Ongoing Struggle
Despite improving school enrolment statistics in Cameroon, girls continue to lag behind boys due to a complex mix of economic and cultural factors.
I Don’t: Uganda’s Controversial Marriage and Divorce Bill is Left on the Shelf
Uganda’s Marriage and Divorce Bill, which would make marital rape illegal, has been shelved again after public consultations.
It’s a Rich Man’s World: Where are the Women in Zambia's Legislature?
A poor record on female representation means Zambia lags behind other sub-Saharan African countries. Extravagant electoral campaigns may be to blame.
Nigeria: Child Not Bride
Nigeria's Senate has failed to remove a clause in the constitution which legitimises child marriage. It is time for Nigeria to protect its young girls and fight for equality.
Sun, Sea and Sex Scandal: Morocco's Shady Status as a Sex Tourism Hotspot
Could the public outrage around the Daniel Galvan paedophilia scandal jolt the government into taking sex tourism and sexual abuse more seriously?
Kenya: When Childbirth Leads to Disability and Despair
Obstetric fistula is a ‘disease of poverty’ that still affects thousands of women all over Africa. But if the causes are properly addressed, it is preventable.
FEMEN Exposes Cleavages in Tunisia's Women's Movements
18-year-old Amina Sboui provoked outrage when she posted topless photos of herself online as a form of protest. But are such actions necessary shock tactics or just bare-faced cheek?
In Sub-Saharan Africa, the Joys of Pregnancy Come with Fatal Risks
Underfunded facilities and cultural taboos mean that giving birth can be a deadly game of Russian roulette for women in sub-Saharan Africa.
Tanzania Should End Health Sector Discrimination Against Marginalised Groups
Despite pledges for healthcare access for all, many groups in Tanzania face discrimination.
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