African women and girls face discrimination in all areas of public life: education, work, access to social services, property rights and political life.
Women are responsible for 60% of all work done in the world, but only earn 10% of income and own 1% of property. In Africa, only 30% of women are financially independent.
African women face enormous difficulties accessing land. Legal frameworks may be progressive but local customs prevent equal access to land.
Family farming in Africa is threatened by a crisis of vocations: young people are turning away from agriculture to try their luck in the cities, in the mines, or even on the roads of emigration.