Opinion: International Women’s Day is a day of mourning for Africa

– – International Women’s Day should celebrate the fruits of decades of activism. But on a continent where those who stand accused of sexual abuse often get rewarded rather than punished, what is there to be proud of? The theme for the 2021 International Women’s Day celebrations is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” — yet I’m having a hard time fully embracing that idea, given the pain and destruction that COVID-19 has caused, especially to women. Sure, there was a woman instrumental, for example,…

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