Africa woman… oh how I adore thee

As #AfricaMonth2018 concluded, I find myself contemplating my identity and future as an African woman. I am glad that we have made some progress on the continent to improve the lives of women but I am also anxious to experience accelerated change in how women are protected, educated, and included equitably in business, politics and…

The day my abusive father rescued me from my abuser

Many of us have direct or indirect experiences with gender-based violence and very few of us know where to go for help Growing up, I witnessed my father beat up my mother daily. My childhood memories are filled with images of my father hitting my mother and my younger siblings and I trying to intervene….

Discreet chronicles of that “time of the month”

Hey little sis…When I think of puberty and the few conversations I had with my parents when I was going through those changes, I remember feeling confused and uncomfortable. Like why are we talking about my ‘purse’ and why must I not play with boys anymore? Not that I cared much about boys because I…

Wanted: Young women’s views!

Get INVOLVED and be part of the solution in designing future products that prevent STIs like HIV and pregnancy. Population Council is inviting you take part in this survey!    

Wanted: Leaders for a TB free world

This year’s theme for World TB Day which is observed on the 24th March 2018 is ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB free world’. It is a call for people like me and you to play our part in combating TB – no matter how big or small.  TB is a curable infectious disease that can…

Help shape the future of HIV prevention!

Population Council is looking for feedback from women that could help inform how future HIV, STI and pregnancy prevention products are designed. Click here to take part in the survey!

International Women’s Day

 A healthy world starts with healthy women On this International Women’s Day, it has never been more urgent to ensure women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, so that women everywhere have the opportunity to stay healthy and achieve their goals. The leading causes of death among women of reproductive age worldwide are HIV/AIDS and…