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May 22, 2022

Generation Equality: Provide Universal Comprehensive Sexuality Education

By Brenda Aromorach In Uganda adolescents constitute over 9 million people, which is a quarter the population. For the majority of adolescents, life is really harsh. Poverty, coupled with HIV/AIDS; early marriages; teenage pregnancies; Gender-Based Violence, negative cultural practices and

March 15, 2022

DR Congo Women Crowdfund to get Gang Rape Suspects to Court

After the trial of alleged gang rapists was postponed over lack of funds to get them to court, incensed women in DR Congo crowdfunded the $450 needed, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. Fifty-six women prisoners were sexually assaulted for three

March 8, 2022

AU Legal Frameworks aim to Break the Cycle of Violence Against Women and Girls

In Africa, the most prevalent forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) reported and documented, include, among others, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), which manifests in physical, sexual or psychological violence by an intimate partner; Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which

March 1, 2022

Covid-19 Nightmare of Out-of-School Adolescent Parents in Kenya

Twelve-year-old Hafeeza Daud (not her real name) was a happy girl who loved school. In January last year, she reported back to what would ordinarily have been a long school term in a primary school in Kajiado County. Having just

February 10, 2022

Unsafe Abortions Remain Leading Cause of Death

When Maria Mukabi (not her real name), hardly 18, realised that she was pregnant — and keen to hide it from the mother she sought the assistance of a ‘doctor’ who assured her that she would give her something that

February 8, 2022

The Unequal World of Women’s Reproductive Health

The majority of women and girls in developing countries still do not have access to sexual and reproductive health care, the State of the World Population 2017 report shows. The annual report released on October 17 by the United Nations

February 3, 2022

No Consensus on How to Curb Teen Pregnancy

Sexual activity and pregnancy rates are high among teenagers in East African, but governments, civil society and churches are divided on how to approach the problem. Governments and faith-based organisations are largely against supplying contraceptives to the youth or legalising

January 28, 2022

Rise in Child Pregnancy Cases has Rwandan Parents, Leaders Worried

Rising numbers of early childhood pregnancies in rural areas of Rwanda have parents and local leaders are worried that this may increase the self-sustenance burden the household’s bear. A mother in Buruhikiro Sector of Nyamagabe District, Southern Province, said there

April 9, 2018

Africa Barometer reference group meeting in Zambia

THEME: ADVANCING ACCESS TO COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS FOR AFRICAN WOMEN AND GIRLS The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) with the support from SIDA, will be developing a thematic Africa Barometer on Sexual Reproductive Health