Protecting women during elections in Malawi

Do male leaders, who so often profess a commitment to gender equality (for example here and here), believe in it? A study by...

Celebrating IWD 2022! Aspiring for gender parity in cabinets across Africa

For the last decade or so, more and more governments have moved in the direction of gender parity cabinets – the appointment...

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...

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...