Women in Africa - How Do We #BalanceforBetter? #IWD2019 #IWD

As the world reflects on the progress women have made and obstacles they face this International Women's Day (IWD), our partner publishers have tackled several issues facing women on the continent, including gender balance in Kenya's Parliament, how to encourage Tanzanian women to make decisions using data, why no woman has ever been elected as a governor in Nigeria (despite the case of Virginia Etiaba in 2006) and allAfrica's Sethi Ncube shares her thoughts after attending a IWD meeting in Johannesburg. This year's theme for IWD is #BalanceforBetter, which has seen widespread support, but not from everyone...

Women at work in Nigeria.

The civil war that brought down Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi allowed the country's women to carve out niches for themselves in public life. Now they are being squeezed out and even killed.

Abena Theresa Ninon of Cameroon tackles Linda Motlhalo of South Africa  during Cosafa Womens Championship Final match between Cameroon and South Africa on the 22 September 2018 at Wolfson Stadium, Port Elizabeth.

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