According to new figures from the United Nations, over 1,100 people have suffered sexual violence in South Sudan this year, the highest figure since 2015. Pramila Patten, the UN’s senior-most expert, says rape and abuse is being used by both government
Ethiopia has sworn in women’s rights activist Meaza Ashenafi to head the country’s Supreme Court, the first time a woman has held the position.
The United Nations (UN) and international rights groups have called upon Sudanese authorities to pardon a 19-year-old woman sentenced to death for killing her husband as he attempted to rape her.
East Africa has developed something of a reputation for gender equality in politics over the years. Rwanda has a higher percentage of women in parliament than any other country in the world while Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda are also among the highest