While the government makes superficial strides towards gender equality, women in Nicaragua are suffering from physical, sexual and emotional abuse at alarming rates.
Women and girls in Nicaragua are being denied abortions, even in cases of rape. As more and more children become mothers, activists ask the government to reconsider these strict laws.
In Nigeria’s fight against HIV and AIDS, local policies undermine efforts to eradicate disease transmission between mother and child.
Photographs from northern Nigeria tell the story of a country falling short in basic maternal health.
Receiving a disability grant in South Africa can be likened to winning the lottery. HIV positive residents who are poor may be forced to choose between their life and money to feed their families.
Ntuthu, an HIV positive mother and activist, doesn’t see the virus as a curse. Her status gives her the opportunity to speak publicly against the inequalities of women with HIV.
Luleka Che started a daycare for small children to teach the lessons she wishes she had learned. Her calling is to prepare them for the reality many of the children already face—life with HIV.
Long waits and too few providers are consigning more and more women to illegal abortions.
In South Africa, a country with one of the most permissive abortion-access laws in the world, many women find it is easier—and faster—to get an illegal abortion instead.
Intersection of health and human rights key for first Campus Consortium student reporting fellow from Boston University.
In South Africa, HIV positive women are not encouraged to have children. Ntuthu, who is HIV positive but wanted to have a baby, found the information she needed to give birth to a healthy child.
Life in South Africa's townships poses challenges for all residents, especially the physically disabled. Richard Nzwana is blind, but that doesn't stop him from skydiving.