African women

Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Africa’s Sahel region, Security Council hears

Women across Africa’s Sahel region can be agents for a “new paradigm” for peacebuilding and development that benefits all people there, the United Nations Security Council heard on Tuesday.

In Johannesburg, UN youth envoy spotlights need to boost support for reproductive health

In this century, child marriage cannot be allowed to happen, and similarly, children should not give birth to children, the United Nations youth envoy told an African forum on reproductive health and rights on Wednesday.

“I can still do great things” says abducted Ugandan woman

A Ugandan woman who was abducted as an 11 year old by a notorious African warlord says that despite an incredibly difficult life she “can still do great things to bring about change in the world.”

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Investing in Africa’s emerging women leaders

Investing in young African women is good for their countries, the continent and the world, according to two young women from Botswana.

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