Not only in Africa, but worldwide, also in Europe, the gender gap is still visible (and invisible) in every country. Our first Gender programs have just been implemented in Europe. In the labor market, in education and on a political level, there are still less women in top positions and women still earn less than men.
Invisible is the huge amount of domestic violence, emotional and physical abuse inflicted between both genders. (as well men towards women as women towards men).
Mainstream masculinities across the world promote physical and emotional toughness in men, which can make it extremely difficult for men to live fulfilled, happy lives. They can also cause men to experience severe internal and external conflicts. The imperative is therefore to transform underlying gender injustice and unequal power dynamics so as to establish healthy, harmonious relations between the sexes.