The 10,300 women serving in fire departments across the US face ill-fitting gear, hostility and sexism. But in the end, they say, people "don't care you're a woman when their house is on fire.'
This penalty can amount to more than 15 percent of a mom's paycheck. Ramping up paid maternity leave and high-quality child care would probably help narrow the gap.
Not all women have the capacity, or freedom, to speak out about their experiences of sexual violence – be it in the workplace or at home.
Mozambique has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. Researchers hope to reduce this, with an ambitious project aimed at empowering women and girls.
Workplace reactions to #MeToo risk exacerbating the problem. What's needed are more face-to-face conversations, no matter how awkward they may be.
Canada is strangely muted in celebrating women's suffrage. That's because the politics of remembrance has become a contemporary minefield.
The voices and work of leading Muslim women are proving to be pivotal in changing the landscape of gender, race and religious inequalities.
Women everywhere have low status relative to men. This is a global phenomenon and there are no exceptions, and there is much work to be done in Canada and everywhere. The time is now.
We know from every previous wave of feminist activism that some men fear loss of status and power, two things manifest in work and pay.
Artificial intelligence is likely to reinforce or even amplify gender inequality because the data used to train machines is biased.
By contrast, poor maternity pay leads to an under-representation of women in higher positions and lower salaries.
There’s a much larger issue at play when people have an opportunity to do something about sexual violence but instead choose to remain silent.
Hollywood has long had a problem with diversity. But thanks to services like Netflix women have found a place for their stories, compelling Tinseltown to change.
Mistletoe and wine are a dangerous combination at the office Christmas party.
The low share of women revealed in this data is problematic for two reasons: a lack of diversity, and what it shows about women's participation in the social network of informal collaboration.
Videos and other material from the '80s and '90s remind us that harassment isn't about sex so much as discrimination, inequality and power.
A new movie about a female ghost has scared millions in Indonesia. Female ghosts have been center stage in Indonesian folklore and their stories can serve as a warning to the state of women today.
Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.
Do boys and girls from diverse cultural settings experience their transitions into adolescence? Their cultural differences don't make a difference, but their genders do.
Despite the rise of feminism, strip clubs and other 'sexual entertainment' businesses have proliferated in our cities. And women are feeling the harmful impacts of the industry's presence.