Mapping Africa Transformations


West Africa faces some of the highest levels of gender inequality worldwide, impacting all areas of life. Despite these challenges, women emerge as powerful agents of change. Their resilience and leadership spark progress and drive growth. Leveraging data and analysis can guide efforts to unlock their potential to transform communities and create a more equitable future for all.

“Women leading change” is a podcast series that delves into the powerful stories and impactful work of women leaders driving change across West Africa. Through in-depth interviews and insightful discussions, we highlight the challenges, triumphs, and transformative initiatives spearheaded by women in this dynamic region.

Join us as we explore the gendered dimensions of conflict and violence, climate change, food security, and urban planning from diverse perspectives, ranging from civil society actors to high-level policymakers. Discover the pivotal leadership roles women play in shaping these critical areas. Whether you’re a development practitioner, an activist, or simply passionate about women’s leadership, our podcast offers valuable insights and inspiring narratives that resonate globally.

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Women and conflict

Over the last decade, conflicts have become more violent and widespread in West Africa and women and girls pay a high price

Political violence targeting women in West Africa

Women around the world are facing unprecedented levels of targeted political violence