Factory workers producing shirts in Accra, Ghana. Being able to start from zero multiple times throughout one's life is key to supporting women's resilience after disruptions. (Photo/Dominic Chavez/World Bank)

Love, African Women, And Financial Security: Why ‘No Romance Without Finance’ Is Real Talk

Being in an intimate partnership with a man who doesn’t step up to his responsibilities is a leading factor that makes women’s lives financially precarious. Women are often the ‘last line of defence’ for family survival

Mursi woman, Ethiopia: The way culture and informality intersect today in much of Africa favours women, in a way that it doesn't for men. (Photo/ Rod Waddington)

An African Paradox: Why Poor Women Earn More Than Their Husbands, And The Power And Politics Behind It

Data from Kenya shows that contrary to expectation, the likelihood that a woman earns more relative to her husband decreases, rather than increases, with her education and wealth

Woman at work in Namibia at Ben's Bikes, a bicycle repair shop. (Photo/ Kate Holt/ AusAID)

Africa’s ‘Working Women’ Are Mostly Found On Farms, But Oil Wealth Keeps Them At Home

The countries that have the lowest female participation in the workforce in Africa tend to be large and oil rich (and/ or majority Muslim), whereas nearly all women work in small, low-income, agricultural economies.