At McMaster University, 40 per cent of assistant professors in engineering are now women and the school is working hard to make the profession more equitable for women.
Engineering has long been a male-dominated profession. Now engineering schools globally are making extraordinary efforts to attract the creative female talent they really need.
There is a gender gap in the music and sound industry. Inspiring young girls about careers in these fields has never been more important.
Studying physics involves learning how objects move in space.
Evidence shows that otherwise high-performing female students under-perform compared to their male peers on certain questions in physics. We don't know why.
Flexible working reduces the likelihood that women cut their hours or leave the labour market after childbirth.
Research shows government payments are effective in reducing some of the inequality produced by factors beyond a person’s control.
Inequality of opportunities accounts for roughly 8% of income inequality in Australia.
The problem with the This Girl Can campaign is that the male gaze remains dominant, internalised as self-perception.
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While getting more women to take part in sport is a laudable achievement, it would be better if the campaign also helped free them from the objectification of the dominant male gaze.
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Original content made by subscription and on demand platforms such as Netflix and Amazon is taking off – but what does that mean for women screenwriters and producers?
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Showrunner Chris Chibnall has been praised for the courage of his vision. But casting a female lead is very much on trend at present.
Extreme weather and conflict have a particularly accute impact on female farmers in the Philippines.
Conflict and poverty further deepen the impacts of climate change, resulting widening income inequality between women and men.
Inequality is rife throughout the public broadcaster.
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Inequality has become impossible to avoid as the BBC has been forced to compete with the private sector.
Efforts praised to get more women in Australian astronomy, but more needs to be done.
Efforts to reduce the gender gap and encourage more women in Australian astronomy have been rewarded this week.
According to a recent study, horror is the only film genre where women appear and speak as often as men.
The new Superstar in STEM ambassador Lisa Harvey-Smith at the Australian Astronomical Observatory’s 3.9m Anglo-Australia Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory.
More young women and girls could be encouraged to look to a career in science thanks to the new Superstars in STEM project.
A difference in psychology could explain the difference in rewards.
Older man having chest pain, which could signal a heart attack.
Women are paid 20 percent less than men in the US but live about five years longer than men. You might be surprised at the reasons that men, on average, die at a younger age.
Women in political leadership face many of the same problems, no matter where they live.
Even in egalitarian Europe, female politicians must battle gender stereotypes, biased media coverage, and entrenched power.
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Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. But a recent amendment to the country's marriage law threatens its progress.
An activist takes part in a protest in December 2015 to mark the third anniversary of the Delhi bus gang rape.
The alleged sexual assault of a well-known actress in Kerala has sparked outrage and exposed serious gender issues at the heart of the society.
It always seems just out of reach.
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While Clinton's popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, her rival's nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias in management.
How many non-white writers are published in Australia each year? Is their job to remain at the exotic margins of our literary culture?
A recent attempt to broaden the Stella Count by measuring the diversity of writers reviewed proved to be a hard ask. Is the bigger problem here the whiteness of our publishing industry?