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...

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...

Does Decentralization Help Women Enter Politics?

According to the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development’s Policy Report on Gender and Development: 10 Years After Beijing, the transfer...

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...

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...

IWD 2021: Can Ghana’s government deliver gender equality without a majority?

Hung parliaments, coalitions, and deadlock between legislature and executive, are familiar problems in several constitutional democracies around the world. But in Ghana’s...

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...

Patterns of Genocidal Rape in South Sudan

South Sudan has been at war since December 2013. Multiple peace agreements have been signed between Juba and the rebels since, and...

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...
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...