Vladimir Lenin and Nadezhda Krupskaya.
Russian revolutionary Nadezhda Krupskaya, like other leading women in the new Stalin-led state, was marginalised. But in her case, because she was Lenin's widow.
A scene from the movie Hidden Figures.
Twentieth Century Fox
Planet 50:50 is a worthy aspiration this International Women's Day – but there is still a mountain to climb and employers need to help.
Actor and presenter Faustina Agolley speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, panellist Faustina Agolley questioned whether there were laws protecting against revenge porn in Australia. As it turns out, it all depends on where you live.
Spinning, Warping and Weaving the Wool (1594-1596) by Isaac Claesz. van Swanenburg.
By permission of the Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden
In 15th and 16th century France, two female textile guilds - comprised of single women and wives working independently of their husbands - wielded great power. By the end of the 18th century, they had been dismantled.
It has been a rough year for the women of this world, which makes a day of recognition even more important.
Western countries are wising up to the fact that you have to deal with how the world is, not how you want it to be.
Several initiatives have been launched to foster a sporting culture more conducive to the involvement of women in South Africa, including new laws. But evidence shows much still needs to be done.
Computer scientists can make important contributions to fixing societal ills.
There are many inspiring female computer scientists in and from Africa. They have the power to inspire young women who might think that computer science is 'only for men'.
Chancellor, take note.
Charlotte Ball/PA Wire/PA Images
Women have borne the brunt of government austerity policies since 2010.
You lot hire the women, so I don’t have to!
Brussels is forever preaching women's rights to member states, but it always seems to be men giving the orders.
Women scientists are far more common today than they were in the early 1900s.
Reuters/National Photo Company Collection/Library of Congress
Women have come a long way in science, but plenty of work remains. After all, gender bias in science doesn't happen in a vacuum.
Independent porn producer Gala Vanting at work: the adult film industry has moved from subscription sites to video-on-demand.
Asking female porn directors to share their work for free on International Women's Day is a backward step that masks industry inequalities.
Women need to recalibrate feminist action so that it’s not just about them advancing in society on men’s terms.
The second-wave feminists of the 1970s wanted to create radical shifts in gender power. Instead, women have settled for much less.
Canada shows the rest of the world how it’s done.
Prime Minister of Canada
The theme of this year's International Women's Day is parity. World leaders take note.
Seems a long way away, doesn’t it?
Staggeringly slow progress keeps women out of power and out of the top jobs.
Now for the science.
All week I’ve been intrigued and inspired by posters appearing in my department that depict truly great scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Few of them were known to me or my fellow students, yet…
Wonder where your award is?
Instead of award ceremonies for high achievers, let's recognise the women struggling to get by at work.
Come one, come all.
Feminists: we’re always complaining about something aren’t we? Sign my online petition, withdraw this, that and the other, retweet this, boycott that, and don’t even bring a Nestle product into the office…
Give it up for neoliberal conditioning!
Recent Winter Olympic sporting success raises critical questions about the limits of national campaigns‘ ability to translate gold medal “inspiration” into everyday participation for women and girls in…
Australia is well-placed on the world stage to make a real difference to the lives of Afghanistan’s women.
Today, the world marks International Women’s Day, recognising the equal rights and status of women. This year, Australia is significantly placed on the world stage to make a real difference to women’s…