The sequel to Margaret Atwood's dystopian classic provides an apt moment to consider attacks on women's rights across the world.
The Victorian parliament should delay its vote on the birth certificate reform bill to allow more consultation with women's groups and to assess the potential impact on single-sex spaces.
In the US, women politicians from minority communities have become the leading faces of a new generation of politicians – one that will drive the 2020 elections.
Women in Mexico are lashing out against rampant sexual violence, police abuse and policies that hurt working mothers.
Second-wave feminist Shulamith Firestone was mocked when she published a 1970 manifesto advocating artifical wombs, but her arguments about the exploitation of reproductive labour remain timely.
Saudi women may now travel without a man's permission, easing one of the most repressive aspects of the country's 'guardianship' system. Women in Saudi Arabia gained the right to drive last year.
History shows that domestic violence has been deeply entrenched in the culture of Australia from its early days. Progress is only made by understanding this history – and talking about it.
Mexico is the second most dangerous country for women in Latin America. Yet the new government is slashing funding for programs meant to protect and empower women.
Ensuring meaningful participation of women in the transitional government can be a first step toward achieving gender equality in a future Sudan.
Whether someone is menstruating is none of your business. Even inquiring about it reinforces attitudes and assumptions that hold women back.
Most mothers want some continuity with their pre-maternal identity, to feel a sense of meaningful contribution to their society, and to enjoy their relationships with their children.
Anti-caste and Dalit movements have emerged as a voice to count on as India's 2019 legislative elections unfold.
Young men in India mature and develop in a very male dominated environment, with little or no sex education.
At best, this 'debate' is a distraction from political action that could truly make a difference. At worst, it actively reproduces some of the conditions it seeks to disrupt.
Stéphanie Frappart's Ligue 1 appointment is well deserved, but the reasoning behind it seems bregruding.
The court’s decision should reassure the South Australian and Western Australian governments that there is no constitutional impediment to enacting safe access zone legislation.
Some of the Coalition government's initiatives on women and Indigenous issues have been more successful than others. Labor is promising much more.
As the number of women in politics increase, more women's voices will be heard: the example of co-mayorship in Turkey is a first step.
Despite a repressive legal system that puts men in charge of female relatives, women in Saudi Arabia also attend school, become lawyers, see friends and fight for their rights.
From the prime minister's public comments to Australia's diplomatic behaviour, there is considerable room for improvement if we are to be "fair dinkum" about gender equality.