YouTube is awash with videos on beauty and fashion, and young girls are avidly watching, creating powerful social media figures in the process.
The lack of strong female characters in children's picture books is oft-lamented. But a new crop of books invites girls to write themselves into history.
The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" presents rape as an aggressive act, working hand in hand with the powers that be and permeating a school’s entire culture.
As the series draws to a close, it will leave in its wake controversy and debate.
Female genital mutilation is largely hidden in Australia and other high-income countries. But the United Nations says it is a global concern – and our research found it does affect girls here.
The gap between boys and girls starts early and grows quickly.
How the geek effect and a sexist games industry is putting girls off a career in computing.
Welcome to no-gender December, where parents (and Santa) are being encouraged to give children gender-neutral Christmas presents.
With its irresistible mixture of celebrity 'news', fashion, beauty and health, Dolly magazine gave girls high-quality, accurate information they were not getting anywhere else.
Rates of child marriage increase among refugee communities, where rates of sexual violence are high and opportunities for families low.
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.
Girls’ lives are still entangled in a culture whose custodians happen to be men.
The messages that adolescents receive from sexuality education classes are frequently negative. It's time for the curriculum to become more empowering for learners and teachers.
Menstruation is a fact of life – but in many parts of Africa, it's something that young women dread. A South African research group is working to change this.
Ghanaians believe that boys and girls should be raised very differently. This feeds into strongly defined traditional gender roles and ultimately leads to women having a lower social status.
Our new research shows the culture of sexualisation not only affects how young girls see themselves, but also how they are treated and viewed by adults.
Papua New Guinea is now facing a drought and frosts that look set to be worse than 1997, when hundreds of people died. So how can memories of 1997 save lives over the next few months?
The risk of harm in sex selection stems from the fact that parents don't desire any child, they want a child of a particular sex, who is to remain within the limits of binary gender roles.
Despite ongoing efforts, achieving gender equality struggles because it is ignored or compartmentalised rather than interwoven throughout.
By featuring girls who buck the conventions of their world – and ours – films like Insurgent inspire fans to enact real change.