As you American readers prepare to vote for President in November, please remember the women of Africa. Never has the American debate over abortion become clearer to us in Africa than during the Bush administration.
The political crisis in Kenya is deeply affecting women — the number of rape survivors seeking treatment has doubled in a Nairobi hospital — but business as usual in Kenya before the crisis wasn’t good for women, either.
As is usual with political upheaval, the crisis in Kenya is falling heavily on women and children.
Kenya’s restrictive abortion laws are up for debate, but anti-choice forces prefer drama over dialog. Sound familiar?
Failure to Deliver: Violations of Women's Human Rights in Kenyan Health Facilities paints a distressing portrait of Kenyan women's experiences of reproductive health care.
In sub-Saharan Africa, the boundaries of tradition and culture are holding women back from much-needed progress, leaving them vulnerable to the vicious cycle of HIV infection, poverty, stigma, violence and death.
Becky Johnson reports from The International Women's Summit on Women's Leadership on HIV and AIDS in Nairobi, Kenya—the largest meeting in history on the subject of women and HIV.
The African Women Development Fund launched the 13 Campaign based on the 2004 UNAIDS report stating that 13.1 million African women were infected with HIV.
The first-ever International Women's Summit on Women's Leadership and HIV and AIDS, co-hosted by the World YWCA and YWCA of Kenya, will open on July 5 in Nairobi, Kenya.
HIV-positive Kenyan Juliet Awuor, featured in PAI's film "Abstaining from Reality", dreams of leaving the slum and getting an education. You can help make her dream come true.