More than 1 000 women from around the continent have converged in Kempton Park for the “African Women in Dialogue” conference.
A record number of women are running for office in the midterm elections in the United States and while analysts expect a record number of women to serve in the next Congress, that number is unlikely to top 25%.
Two national ministers have spoken out about sexual offences against women and children.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said.
The rape and murder of women and children should be declared a national disaster. The call was made at a protest march by the Western Cape United Safety Front in Cape Town on Wednesday.