DIA Book Club: Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict

The DIA Book Club presents insights from Suad Musa’s new book, Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict (James Currey, 2018). In this blog, she...

What can African parties do to address gendered funding inequalities?

Gaining support from political parties has been an uphill battle for women aspirants and candidates in the 30 years since two of...

DIA BOOK CLUB: War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization...

How do women experience war? Does war reconfigure gender power relations? Marie E. Berry explores these and other questions in her new book: War,...

Leaving the girls behind: child soldiers in the DRC

What happens when child soldiers return home? Bill Snaddon writes about the fraught experiences of female child soldiers re-joining their families and communities in...

The Political Impact of Social Media: A Case Study on Uganda’s...

During the 2021 General Elections in Uganda, we monitored social media accounts belonging to nominated women candidates and highly vocal women to...

IWD: How democracy is failing women

In honour of International Women's Day 2019 Susan Dodsworth and our very own Nic Cheeseman have published a hard hitting critique of the way...

Young female political activists and the struggle for democracy in Zimbabwe

Simbarashe argues that young female political activists have injected new energy and reconfigured Zimbabwe’s political landscape. In Zimbabwe, politics is framed and viewed as a...

Ghana’s new Chief Justice has a tough job on her hands

The country’s second female Chief Justice inherits a judiciary that is still reeling from an undercover media investigation that revealed endemic corruption, writes Michael...

INTERVIEW: Joyce Banda and The Inspirational Effect of a Female President

Malawi’s first female President, Joyce Banda, came to power under peculiar circumstances. She was never elected as president, but as the country’s...

The Role of Education in Women’s Political Participation in Kenya

Governments, researchers and stakeholders have often recognized education as the single most potent instrument for the emancipation of marginalised groups and for...