In Lauretta Ngcobo's collection of memoirs, Prodigal Daughters: Stories of South African Women in Exile (Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2012), 17 South African women present their personal accounts of political exile.
This longitudinal study examined whether patterns of psychological, physical, and sexual IPV, assessed during pregnancy, predicted unsafe sex at 14 weeks postpartum among South African women diagnosed as HIV-positive during pregnancy (n = 561).
The magnitude of weight gain 48 weeks after initiating antiretroviral therapy in this study in patients receiving dolutegravir in both the TDFand TAF-containing arms has never been reported previously and may be unique to African patients, especially African women.
Their representation is a return to the source of sorts which recalls African women warriors who have been celebrated in the African past but seem to have lost the significance of their prowess over time but still have prospects in a re-invented Africa.
:An important function of the film festival is its capacity to showcase on a local, continental, and international level the works of African women, and to serve as a networking space to professionalize their experiences as stakeholders on the global film festival landscape.
In general, these differences have been overlooked by academia as there is a prevailing assumption that South African women’s views on gender either reflected British trends or differed only in terms of the suffrage movement and racial views.
This text is the result of an ongoing research project that peers out African women in the south of Bahia and unfolds in two parts of their lives in the colonial and imperial period, taking them not only as research objects, but giving them condition of being narrated as protagonists supported in vast and unpublished sources.
Four randomized placebo-controlled efficacy trials of a candidate vaccine or passively infused monoclonal antibody for prevention of HIV-1 infection are underway (HVTN 702 in South African men and women; HVTN 705 in sub-Saharan African women; HVTN 703/HPTN 081 in sub-Saharan African women; HVTN 704/HPTN 085 in U.
As I draw on the African Womens’ Playwright Network as my example, I consider how we can acknowledge the materiality of the processes and relationships involved in these kinds of networks, which as Stephansen argues, also involve the making of new publics.
The aim of this study was to characterize the diversity of bacterial communities in HBM samples collected between 6–10 weeks postpartum from lactating South African women and to study potential influencing factors of the bacteriome.
Multivariate analysis sustained the results and revealed for the first time a distinct coinfection pattern in African ICCs stemming from the clustering of oncogenic HPV51/35/18/52 coinfections in African women.
In this study, we applied particle-induced X-ray emission (PIXE) spectroscopy to investigate the levels of trace elements in breast tissues and whole blood (cancerous and non-cancerous) of selected African women in Ile-Ife, Southwest Nigeria.
In reading these two novels side by side, this article explores the discursive meanings of trafficked bodies and how traumatic existence allows for an engagement with Europe as illusory in the imaginaries of African women who cross borders into Europe.
This article reflects on transnational feminist organising by drawing on the experiences of the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) during the consultations leading up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Until recently data on the composition of the vaginal microbiome in sub‐Saharan Africa have been limited; however, a number of studies have been published that highlight the critical role of vaginal microbiota in disease and health in African women.
The story of Chatty Masangu wa Nkulu, a female Mai-Mai fighter, provides an intimate and multilayered ethnographic account of the constraints that normative understandings of gender (based on western feminist scholarship) place on African women, particularly in contexts of conflict.
Measures of retention and bioaccessibility of iron and zinc in processed transgenic cassava indicated that IRT1 + FER1 plants could provide 40–50% of the EAR for iron and 60–70% of the EAR for zinc in 1- to 6-year-old children and nonlactating, nonpregnant West African women.
We describe positive changes in access to education, the nature of women’s labour force participation, average earnings, and the protection and organisation of the most marginal workers, where women (and African women in particular) dominate; but we also highlight some of the challenges that remain.
The need to explore examples of women’s leadership in African contexts has risen with initiatives such as the United Nations (UN) African Women Leaders Network, African Women in Science and Engineering, Leading Women of Africa, 2019 Forbes Women Africa Leading Women Summit, the African and European Union’s recent “Women in Power” event (2018), the associated Declaration and Africa’s Agenda 2063, the African Union’s Women’s Decade, Women and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women.