Gender Equity: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The Winihin Jemide Series has published a global report today on women in politics and government in Nigeria. Drawing on data between 199 and 2015, this...

Authoritarian Africa – Watch the Video of Fromagehomme’s new book!

DiA's very own Fromagehomme (aka Prof Nic Cheeseman) has a new book out with Dr Jonathan Fisher called Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance and the...

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...

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...

OUT NOW: Eight brilliant Op-Eds from the Africa Comment Prize!

We are proud to present the finalists for the inaugural The Continent/Democracy in Africa Comment Prize! After receiving an incredible 342...

The slow and painful death of the feminist agenda in South...

What happened to the feminist agenda that swept South Africa 25 years ago? Amanda Gouws investigates, and finds that despite a lot of hard...

The Book Club: Women, Dictatorships and Genderwashing

In the latest instalment of our popular Book Club feature, which brings you the latest and greatest works on African politics, Joanna Allan draws...

Major Event on Promoting Women and Youth Political Participation and Representation!

We at Democracy in Africa are delighted to be teaming up with the Winihin Jemide Series to host a special event on...

How to change rape culture in Côte d’Ivoire

In August this year, Yves de M’Bella, a media personality in Côte d’Ivoire, brought a male guest, Kader Traoré, onto his prime-time...

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against...

Forty years ago, from 14 to 30 July 1980, delegations from 145 national governments around the globe gathered in Copenhagen for the World Conference...