CONCLUSION

It’s not the money, it’s the governance MORE FROM THIS SERIES How to explain the fact that the women we interviewed have not noticed any of the pro-women and pro-poor policies and budgets that are in place in their countries -often at the request of development partners? There are women’s affairs ministries from Nigeria to … Read more…

THE LAST RESOURCE, ZIMBABWE | After dark

Working in the diamond fields for two liters of cooking oil Laurelle Mbaradza MORE FROM THIS SERIES There is a certain nostalgia in the voices of the women of Chiadzwa; a longing for things gone. In the beginning they say, their lives were simple. Chiadzwa was just like any other ward in the Mutare region … Read more…

THE LAST RESOURCE, KENYA | Fighting for daily life

The landlords accept sex if you cannot pay the rent Muno Gedi MORE FROM THIS SERIES Every six months the rents go up in Eastleigh. That is because the high rises are the main vehicles for making money for the powerful businessmen in the area: construction and rental bosses in this Nairobi community where mainly … Read more…

THE LAST RESOURCE, MALI | Exposed to evil

The bankrupt factory and the abandoned women David Dembélé MORE FROM THIS SERIES In the olden days you would meet Mali women in their households, in the fields, working in the agricultural processing plants, in administrative offices, shops, at market stalls, or in hairdressing salons. Now you can phone many of them directly from the … Read more…

THE LAST RESOURCE, UGANDA | A very public secret

HIV will kill you in twenty years, but hunger in two days Patience Akumu MORE FROM THIS SERIES “Who has never done it? They will not tell you but every woman here in Kamwokya is a prostitute,” says Emma the hair dresser. “Look around. Even this hair salon cannot make money. How do you think … Read more…

THE LAST RESOURCE: RISKING DEATH TO FEED OUR KIDS

any African women who live at or below the poverty line are forced to sell their bodies in order to make ends meet. The women do not notice anything of the many poverty relief programs that exist on paper in their countries. This is the conclusion of a study by the African Investigative Publishing Collective (AIPC), conducted … Read more…

More From the Series

CHAPTER 1: THE LAST RESOURCE, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO | DISEASE AND REPETITIVE ABORTIONS

CHAPTER 2: THE LAST RESOURCE, KENYA | Fighting for daily life

CHAPTER 3: THE LAST RESOURCE, LIBERIA |Surviving amid predators and hunger

CHAPTER 4: THE LAST RESOURCE, MALI | Exposed to evil

CHAPTER 6: THE LAST RESOURCE, SOUTH AFRICA | Apartheid and the useless men in our lives

CHAPTER 7: THE LAST RESOURCE, UGANDA | A very public secret

CHAPTER 8: THE LAST RESOURCE, ZIMBABWE | After dark

CONCLUSION