In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world are fighting back.
In Rwanda, schoolgirls can now buy locally produced, cheaper sanitary towels
Refugee resettlement camps offer a safer space for South Sudanese children, who make up 64% of all refugees in Uganda.
Many Ugandans were once refugees themselves. Now, they are 'paying back the good' and making their country one of the best in the world for refugees.
Violence has contributed to the epidemic; aid agencies can't travel freely and are removing nonessential staff.
Water pumped from the Nile is the only option for 98% of the residents of South Sudan's capital.
The start of the rainy season in the war-torn country could spell a cholera outbreak.
Acid attacks: ‘I didn’t have the money to buy justice, but I had brains to go on'
South Sudan: From war to water crisis
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Could this country be among the world's best for refugees?
Juba's water vendors make a living, but it's a cut-throat business
Rains and conflict will make bids to control
South Sudan's cholera outbreak harder
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.