Gender Equality

In order to achieve gender equality, it is necessary to empower women and girls.

Women take on environmentally destructive ‘development’ projects

In sub-Saharan Africa, women and vulnerable groups are experiencing the worst impacts of the climate crisis. WoMin, a pan-African eco-feminist alliance, is active in the fight for climate justice. The alliance’s mission is to give voice to the African women an...

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Women’s empowerment

Climate justice requires gender justice

The impacts of global heating are not gender neutral, so the response cannot be gender neutral either

Gender justice

What keeps girls out of school

In Uganda, many obstacles prevent young women from getting a proper education, even though the country is running programmes to address this issue

Working life

Vocational education for girls in Uganda

Smart Girls Foundation, a social enterprise, trains girls in areas like machinery welding, automotive mechanics and electric installation


Why we believe in our Digital Monthly

What purposes our Digital Monthly serves, and how it differs from the print issue

German policy

BMZ makes bold statement of intent

The new Africa strategy of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Daily Life

Motherhood in Burundi

A working mother of five reports how she organises childcare despite expensive day-care in Burundi


Fighting violence through martial arts

In Zimbabwe more and more women defend themselves against violent attacks by training martial arts

Female mechanics

Breaking the gender-role system in the workplace

In Kenya, a new trend of female mechanics is challenging traditional beliefs

Girl's education

Nepalese girls still don’t have equal educational opportunities

The lives of young women in Nepal are determined by traditions and taboos, even though the constitution guarantees them equal rights

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