March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day for us to once again remind ourselves of the situation for women in Sub-Saharan Africa. All around the globe we see examples of gender inequality, but they can be particularly glaring in that part of the world. Older women frequently have no pensions, few -- if any -- property rights, and very limited access to affordable medicines for chronic diseases that affect us all as we age. Younger women and girls often find that medicines to treat HIV/AIDS are unavailable to them, even though they are the demographic with the highest percentage of new infections. Personal safety and access to education are significant challenges for African women of all ages. Let’s remember why we advocate on their behalf!