There is overwhelming evidence that where women are empowered, democracy is stronger. But how can this be accomplished in Africa? Two experts share their insights on what needs to be done to ensure that women substantially promote and benefit from democracy across the continent.

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About the author

  • Sharon Tshipa

    Sharon Tshipa is a media practitioner, writer and social entrepreneur based in Gaborone, Botswana. She currently works for Chinese news agency Xinhua and as a freelance video journalist for French newswire service AFP. Tshipa is also co-founder and chairperson of the Botswana Society for Human Development, a local NGO.