In many ways, science can be as much about the people doing it as the science itself. A new online initiative is addressing the invisibility of LGBTQ+ people in science.
Automation could transform our working world. Here's what we can do to ensure it is a more gender equal one.
Ken dolls with a 'man bun'. Female superhero action figures. At long last, the gendered distinctions of the pink and blue toy aisles are starting to break down.
South Sudan’s chiefs wield real power, administering customary laws to resolve local disputes. But they often reinforce gender inequalities – could the new chief change this?
Markets have mobilised feminism to advance political goals and add value.
Many young South African mothers who deserve to get the child support grant are excluded.
Despite the "Yes" vote, Australia has a long way to go in accepting sexuality and gender fluidity, especially in schools. Changing strict uniform rules is a small step in the right direction.
Existing theories of housework focus on traditional gender roles. But they need to be updated to reflect a more nuanced idea of gender, one that allows for dynamics in same-sex relationships.
France's answer to #MeToo was #BalanceTonPorc -- "denounce your pig". An analysis of the idioms linking to sex and pigs provides some insights into why the hashtag hit home.
Being more caring could lead to more female doctors burning out.
Rwandan girls with disabilities are challenging domination and stereotypes in a male-dominated setting.
Women encounter many difficulties in cities that are products of male design and planning. We need to move past the practice of one group shaping our world on behalf of everyone else.
The Mark Lamberti case shows that South African business suffers from deeply rooted racial prejudices.
Housework is typically thought of as a gendered or economic exchange, but a new study emphasises the role played by the knowledge we gain about our partner over the course of a relationship.
Academia is not immune to gender bias. One way to see this in action is to observe who asks questions during conferences -- and men appear to ask more than women.
Past cases indicate that verbal crimen injuria is not that serious. But a landmark sentence in South Africa has changed that.
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.