Targeted interventions can help reduce levels of violence against women.
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Women already face high levels of violence in Haiti. But natural disasters can provide a good opportunity to intervene.
Too much research focuses on "fixing women", so let's hear the male line on what needs to be done.
One in four young people are prepared to excuse physical abuse by their partner.
Research shows that many young Australians are not aware of appropriate boundaries in relationships. It's important that children are informed by research rather than rhetoric.
Who am I, as an academic, to decide in advance what is or what is not triggering to others?
Clare Wright: one of many women historians carving a role as a public intellectual.
Compared to the male-dominated STEM disciplines and social sciences like philosophy and political science, Australian history has been remarkably feminised. Indeed there may be more women historians here than in the UK or US.
Let’s see how this works.
Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Most people have a very limited understanding of what engineers do – and we engineers don't do a good job of expanding that view. But if we did, the benefits could be impressive.
French painter Paul-Prosper Tillier’s ‘Baigneuses’ (1890).
Most studies on straight girls kissing focus on dorm rooms and dance floors. But one sociologist looks at the development of 'sexual friendships' among women previously ignored like single moms.
The International Criminal Court at The Hague.
More needs to be done to protect women against sexual violence perpetrated in war.
Intrusions from unknown men in public space form a fundamental factor in how women experience their bodies and live their freedom.
Despite persistent myths that sexual violence and harassment are rare, two recent cases – and the subsequent online response – expose their commonality.
But it may be that at some point in the future, coming out will become a thing of the past.
Antonio Guterres from Portugal will become the next UN secretary-general.
There were seven highly regarded and qualified women who could have been selected as the next UN secretary-general. So why did the job go to another man?
Labour MPs gather ahead of their women’s conference.
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Are quotas the best way to challenge sexism and discrimination in politics and workplaces?
‘Femicidal state’: a woman protests female murder rates in Mexico City.
More than 44% of Mexican women face violence in their homes. Some of them become asylum seekers in the United States.
Voting in Burundi, where 36% of women do not agree that democracy is the best form of government.
If women aren't given their full rights, they're less likely to believe in democratic institutions.
Can machine learning help us find – and reduce – gender bias?
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Algorithms that learn from large data sets can pick up inherent social biases. That could perpetuate the biases, or even worsen them.
Same same but different.
The Crossroads program teaches children that gender is neither fixed nor binary.
The Crossroads program provides students with meaningful and accurate information about gender diversity in order to challenge homophobic and transphobic discrimination and violence.
The stronger the better?
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The ability to acknowledge and display vulnerability is well-known hallmark of strong leadership. Why do we still reject it when we see it?
Susan Alberti (left) and Debbie Lee were pivotal to the formation of the national women’s AFL competition.
Melbourne Football Club
Change Agents: Establishing a national women’s football league.
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Andrew Dodd talks to Susan Alberti and Debbie Lee about their fight to overcome prejudice and establish a national women's AFL competition.
Tackling entrenched sexualised mistreatment in a large organisation such as the Australian Federal Police is far more than a numbers game.
To say a workplace problem is systemic means that its underlying causes are deeply embedded in the structures and everyday practices of an organisation.