It was a tricky global environment when Boutros Boutros-Ghali became the secretary-general of the United Nations in 1992. The world was emerging from the Cold War and countries were redefining relationships with each other. He navigated a new path for the organisation.
An Intel programme called She Will Connect aims to increase women's access to the digital world. Research has shown there is a significant gender gap in developing countries in using technology such as the web. It'll help to empower women in their businesses, increase literacy, and strengthen their voice.
After six years on the job as a UN special rapporteur, Rashida Manjoo is optimistic that it is possible to eradicate violence against women. Based in Cape Town, her job is to make sure governments uphold women's human rights in South Africa and abroad.
To mark International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, a local thrust to Sheryl Sandberg's global LeanIn initiative asks South African men to demonstrate how they celebrate and support the women of the country.
Launching the UN's new State of the World’s Population Report on Tuesday, minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini said South Africa's predominantly youthful population had the potential to spur economic growth and social change. Read the full text of her speech.