In Myanmar, gender inequality is fed by a deeply held concept called ‘hpon,’ which considers men to be spiritually and morally better than women.
In Myanmar, spousal abuse is legal and stigma stop most women from reporting sexual violence. A bill championed by feminists but long stalled in Parliament may soon give women their basic rights.
Anthony Gormley’s Another Place installation has become the latest site of a dispute over gender.
The UK government is consulting on changing gender recognition laws. Here's what you need to know.
Pensioner Katherine Boyi, left, with donated blankets and Agnes Makhubela, with donated maize meal, in Doornkop, Soweto.
Stories from the ground highlighted the unmet needs of people who are vulnerable and who are left behind.
Trans issues hit the headlines in 2017.
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It's been a tough year to be trans in Britain.
A leading Twitch streamer was disciplined for gender bias.
Screenshot of Trainwreckstv on Twitch
Many online communities have developed toxic social norms, including sexist tendencies, that they will need to address as more members join in.
More still needs to be done to improve trans pupils’ experiences.
New guidance urging schools to stop making pupils conform to gender stereotypes is a step in the right direction.
To get them back, Economics 101 courses need to address real problems.
Could millennia of gendered environments prevent the development of genetic mechanisms for gender differences?
A stable environment that teaches men to be men and women to be women could be helping to enforce gender across generations.
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.
Primary school-aged boys and girls can play in mixed teams until they reach high school, our research suggests.
Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, our research shows.
Australia has largely moved beyond acceptance of extremely objectifying ads for products with no inherent connection with sex.
As soon as next year, TV ads in the UK that perpetuate gender stereotypes or mock those who don't conform to them will be banned. Should Australia follow suit?
Intersex people are born with sexual anatomy that doesn’t fit binary notions of male or female bodies.
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Until we safeguard every child from all forms of violence, opposition to genital cutting will not be an Australian value.
Men march against.
violence against women and children in Cape Town, South Africa.
While men regard the social norm of 'proving' their manhood as normal, research shows otherwise. Combating these misconceptions can help reduce male violence.
It’s about more than gender dynamics: Do social institutions get in the way of dads being dads?
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Why is it all about mom? Fathers want to be more involved in their children's lives, but are limited by public policy and social institutions. This is a bad deal for dads, kids and moms alike.
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.
Social definitions of sex tend to oversimplify the biological determinants of gender and anatomy.
When his partner was pregnant, Russell Brand announced he may raise the child 'gender-neutral' to avoid social constraints associated with being a boy or a girl. So what determines your 'sex'?
John Glenn stands in the NASA mailroom surrounded by thousands of letters sent to him.
John Glenn Archives, The Ohio State University.
Letters from would-be girl astronauts in the 1960s tell part of the complicated story of sexism – in both NASA and the US at large – at the dawn of the space age.
Risk-taking was the only gender norm in the study associated with both positive and negative mental health outcomes.
Men who see themselves as playboys, and as having power over women, are more prone to poor mental health than those who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to a new study.
By de-gendering the job we can get more men in the classroom.
Like so many other countries, the UK is experiencing a shortage of primary school teachers - especially one's of the male variety.
Around the world, social change is curiously one-sided.