When a river and several hours of dirt roads stand between you & the nearest hospital, giving birth can be deadly. One nurse is hoping to change that.
Girls as young as 10 feel the blade but an extraordinary group is fighting against female genital mutilation (FGM).
In rural Kenya, a group of strong-willed women is giving traumatised young runaways a second chance at life.
Women in Somaliland are working together with an NGO to eliminate one of the most ancient and extreme practices of female genital mutilation.
This is what it’s like to give birth in the world’s most dangerous country for moms
Women of the Maasai fight back for their daughters
Female genital mutilation: Hope blooms in Somaliland
Uncut, unwed and cast out, but a better life awaited
We invite you to our Policy Dialogue at the 9th annual Aids Conference.
Since the country’s rollout, less than a quarter of people who’ve started taking the HIV prevention pill are young women — despite high HIV rates.
Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan asks reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng why older men prey on younger women.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in isiZulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.