It's Johannesburg's turn to host the bi-annual African talk shop, and there is certainly plenty to talk about. Let's take a look at what the continent's leaders will be discussing, both on and off the official agenda.
Due to weak gender policies, lack of credible evaluation and measurement, implementation and monitoring, vaguely imported programs and the willingness to act, African governments are letting women and girls down.
One of the main reasons we are seeing such extreme sexual violence in South Sudan is the country's pervasive culture of impunity. The perpetrators - - including members of the police, army and armed militias -- know that there is no rigorous justice system and almost no risk of consequences.
Mia Farrow commends UNICEF and hosting the African Youth Forum in Uganda. She believes that giving kids a voice, and allowing them to formulate options for the future, is exactly what Uganda and the continent needs
The renewed energy and level of commitment to maternal and child health is exhilarating, inspiring, and absolutely essential for the world to move forward and faster on reducing maternal and child deaths.