The rise of 'fitspiration' seems to promote a body that is both impossibly thin and muscular. A new study explores whether this has become a new benchmark for women.
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.
The history of children's books gives us very few really villainous female characters – and most of them are witches or evil queens.
To help ensure that environmental and health services are available in slums, Indian women are asserting their rights thanks to solidarity networks and non-confrontational approaches.
Wikipedia's coverage on women is less comprehensive, and its volunteer editor base is mostly male. What can be done to change the numbers?
Women with AIDS were excluded from the US definition of the syndrome until 1993. What's changed?
The principle argument as to why women should remove the niqab in court seems compelling, but it is based on flawed assumptions.
We could expect a change in language to decrease gender disparities across a host of measures, including wages, educational attainment, and leadership positions in corporate and political life.
Despite a range of laws and policy measures, many gender inequities seem firmly entrenched. One innovative policy measure that could make a difference is basic income.
Intimate partner violence has tremendous negative consequences for women, their families and societies, yet it have not received the political attention it should.
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.
Speaking up and telling the truth is important, but we need to be mindful that it is risky, far from safe for all victims and survivors.
Artificial intelligence is likely to reinforce or even amplify gender inequality because the data used to train machines is biased.
If you feel threatened or confused by the #MeToo movement, try channelling your masculinist mystique.
Despite participation rates in women’s sport growing exponentially in recent years, the number of women in coaching positions has remained frustratingly stagnant.
About 263 million children and youth worldwide are out of school. If some progress have been made, especially on school attendance, huge gaps remain on gender parity or equity in schooling choices.
Banning relationships is likely to be ineffective and may result in disengagement, secrecy and resentment by employees of the encroachment of employment policies into genuinely private matters.
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.
Many cultures still experience silence and shame around mental health issues. But that doesn't mean they don't need help.
How do different species have sex? Medieval illuminated manuscripts contain some surprisingly varied depictions.