What Are the Biggest Challenges African Women in Science Face?

According to Millicent Liani, a Kenyan-born PhD fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, women scientists face several complex intersecting issues that include individual, social and cultural aspects. "In the African context, women are expected to get married. There are negative stereotypes in terms of women who are prioritising their research careers over family," Liani explains.

A scientist analyses samples in a lab in Johannesburg, South Africa (file photo).

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