Fighter? Taiwan’s first female president, Tsai Ing-wen.
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The measure of women's political advancement isn't the number of female leaders, but the changes they make to everyday women's lives.
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa unwittingly fell for an old trick used to discredit politicians.
Instead of ignoring his accusers, South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa entertained them, tried to silence them through court, and then revealed a long-past affair of little interest.
The Caracal battalion, two-thirds of whose members are women, was established in 2004.
The IDF wants to encourage more women to enlist, but it also wants to encourage Orthodox men, who avoid contact with the opposite sex. How will it manage the conflict?
The appointment of three women to politically powerful roles is symbolically significant for Japanese women.
Even though three women have recently been appointed to powerful positions in Japanese politics, gender parity in the country is a long way off.
Let the woman talk.
When a woman takes power and dares to raise her voice, the response is all too telling.
Women students have been at the forefront of South African university protests.
Women students have not been afraid to embrace the label of feminist, leading a wave of university protests in South Africa during 2015 and 2016.
Eight years to the day after she conceded defeat to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton cemented her triumph over Bernie Sanders.
Fired up, ready to go.
Hillary Clinton epitomises women's shifting place in the American polity – and her struggles to win over younger women reflect that.
Pink ones are better?
Men and women may be charged differently for the same product, but the problems come when you don't have the choice.
South Africa has one of the highest rates of femicide in the world.
South Africa’s violence against women ranks as one of the worst in the world. As much as 40-50% of women in the country have suffered intimate partner violence.
Australian universities don’t currently do enough to prevent sexual violence.
A Canadian study has found that university women participating in a rape-prevention program involving "resistance training" were significantly less likely to be sexually assaulted in the next year.
The sexist language of lads’ magazines is increasingly provocative and extreme.
Magazines like Zoo not only reproduce and legitimise sexist and predatory views of sexual violence and gender roles. They also make such attitudes seem normal and acceptable.
Marzieh Afkham was the first female spokesperson in Iran’s foreign ministry.
When it comes to women and power politics in the Islamic Republic, the road has been a long and winding road.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott confers with his chief of staff, Peta Credlin, during question time.
Peta Credlin is in the classic "double bind" of all women in power: if they take charge, they transgress the gendered expectations that "female qualities" are best suited to a supporting role.
Inspiring or disappointing?
Sport England has launched This Girl Can – an edgy promotional campaign that seeks to inspire women to challenge cultural assumptions about femininity that prevent them engaging in sport and exercise…
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UKIP has not had a good week when it comes to women. Nigel Farage kicked things off by suggesting that mothers should think twice about breastfeeding in public, managing to offend a rather large proportion…
It doesn’t have to be like this.
It sounds like a radical idea. Stop incarcerating women, and close down women’s prisons. But in the UK, there is a growing movement, sponsored by a peer in the House of Lords, to do just that. The argument…
C'mon fellers – the 21st century is this way…
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When we talk about “gender quotas”, what we really mean is quotas for women. We see the under-representation of women as the problem that needs fixing. So we try to explain why there aren’t more women…
New environment secretary Liz Truss is all smiles - for now.
The Conservatives clearly have a women problem: over the past four years the cabinet contained more ex-Etonians than it did females. Prime minister David Cameron recognised this and promised a “cull of…
Eamon Farren as Ava and Jessica Marais as Carlotta.
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In 2005 the road film Transamerica, directed by Duncan Tucker was released. It was a controversial film for its time simply for telling a trans story on the big screen. A complex transsexual character…