The King Baudouin Foundation has just announced that it is accepting nominations for its 2014-2015 African Development Prize. The Prize awards innovative initiatives that help local communities…

Kristina Nwazota |

Mapping impact on houses in Tacloban In the aftermath of a disaster, lack of information about the affected areas can hamper relief and recovery efforts. Open-source mapping tools provide a much-…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes |

Vous pensez, mesdames, qu’il n’y a aucun problème à quitter son tablier, conduire, voter ou porter un pantalon. Eh bien détrompez-vous. Essayez de taper « les femmes ne devraient pas… » dans la…

Alys Willman |

Mujeres: Si creían que era seguro  salir de la cocina, conducir, votar, o usar pantalones, piensen de nuevo. Prueben buscar en Google “Las mujeres no deberían”, y vean los resultados. Las…

Alys Willman |

أيها النساء: فكرن مرة أخرى في الوقت الذي اعتقدتن أنه من الأمان أن تتركن المطبخ، أو تقدن السيارة، أو تشاركن في التصويت، أو ترتدين البنطلون. حاولن البحث من خلال محرك البحث جوجل عن "لا ينبغي…

Alys Willman |

女性们,当您认为离开厨房、开车、参与投票或身着短裤会平安无事时,您要三思而行。试着在谷歌搜索栏中输入“女性不应”字样,看看这一自动联想功能会给出哪些相关结果。排名靠前的结果包括“被允许投票”、“参加战斗”和“出现在教堂”。我们集体意识中普遍存在的这一根深蒂固的性别歧视促成了联合国倡导女权广告宣传活动。广告图片为女性面部特写图片,其嘴部被此类歧视语遮着。 这些歧视语并非空穴来风。…

Alys Willman |

Women: Just when you thought it was safe to leave the kitchen, drive, vote, or wear pants, think again. Try Googling “Women should not, ” and watch what the autocomplete function brings up. Top…

Alys Willman |

En Haïti, le recrutement de jeunes femmes pour les former à ce qui a toujours été perçu comme des métiers majoritairement masculins est une tâche difficile. Notre équipe a découvert que, si de…

Kamilah Morain |

In Haiti, recruiting young women to train for what has traditionally been perceived as predominantly masculine disciplines is a challenging task. Our team discovered that many families wanted to…

Kamilah Morain |

Dear Africa Can readers, we’ve heard from many of you since our former Africa Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan left the region for a new Bank position that you want Africa Can to continue…

Francisco Ferreira |