The 13th anniversary of the tsunami presents an opportunity to reflect on the changes in Acehnese gender relations.
Post-tsunami the position of women in Acehnese society has in many ways changed and, arguably, worsened compared to their historically high status.
While talks like those from Sheryl Sandberg may be empowering, this rhetoric of choice is problematic for a number of reasons.
Interventions designed to fix women also leave the status quo untouched. They ask women to adjust to workplaces that are primarily designed by, and for, men.
Lentil As Anything, a social enterprise in Melbourne.
Research shows social enterprises employ more people with disabilities, female managers and long-term unemployed than regular businesses. This will be key to a more inclusive economy.
Entrance to the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh, burial place of the founder of the Bahá’í faith, near Acre, Israel.
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The Baha'i faith originated in Iran and today has 100,000 communities across the globe, including the United States. Here is their history.
Anne of Denmark by unknown artist.
Anne of Denmark proved women could play a key role in the 17th-century patriarchy.
Learning from each other.
Australian and Indonesian women's rights advocates should explore opportunities for grassroots collaboration to learn from each other in combating domestic violence.
Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer says the bank’s move towards gender equality in management positions is a “signpost that our nation is making progress”.
Westpac’s focus on the bottom line benefits of gender diversity overlook the fact that equality is a political imperative, not a corporate one.
Advertising continues to portray women as charming keepers of the home, making it harder to succeed at work.
TV commercials continue to traffic in outmoded gender roles, relegating women to the home. A media scholar explains how these stereotypical portrayals can fuel workplace harassment by powerful men.
Australia’s campaign for a seat on the Human Rights Council opened it to further scrutiny of its record on such issues.
Australia's Human Rights Council election provides an ideal opportunity for it to show leadership and commitment on issues such as refugee flows and the death penalty.
‘I’m not inviting you to abort, I’m inviting you to decide.’ Can democracy exist if women aren’t recognized as people with full human rights?
Seventy-five percent of all abortions in Latin America are illicit. In Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador, where abortion is totally illegal, the bans correlate with a generalized failure of the rule of law.
African universities can work towards decolonisation while championing the UN’s Agenda 2030.
Universities play a major role in procuring the human and intellectual resources needed for fulfilling the various goals of the UN's Agenda 2030.
In any non-compulsory poll, anything that deters people from voting is a concern.
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Most people have probably already made up their mind which way to vote in the same sex marriage postal survey. But the recent SMS campaign may distract some from even voting.
Nuns offer a unique insight into how work is divided between the sexes and rewarded accordingly.
Men who had to take responsibility for younger siblings growing up were not concerned about conforming to dominant ideas about manhood.
About 60% of children in South Africa under 10 years don't live with their biological fathers. But research sheds light on those who despite the pressures remain involved in their children’s lives.
FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship: Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Hou Yifan (China).
Even short-term exposure to negative stereotypes has detrimental effects on cognitive functioning.
Valesca Fora do Eixo, Brazilian funk artist.
The sounds and sights of Brazilian feminist funk.
Disney’s retrograde princesses have seen some improvements in recent years, but they still send mixed messages about what female leadership looks like.
Princesses are not great role models if we want to raise empowered daughters.
Muslim women pray behind men at mass prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha in Birmingham.
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A new report on missing Muslims under-emphasises women’s growing participation in civil society.
In 2014 and 2015, about 35 per cent of aid committed by OECD donors addressed gender in some way.
Canada is making a major commitment to foreign aid that will help girls and women. But will its new aid policy have the unintended consequence of shutting doors to other much-needed aid?
Women transitioning from the front lines to civilian life are bringing with them some pretty high expectations of equality.
Demilitarised female guerrillas in Colombia are hoping to spark a new women's movement based in the FARC's revolutionary ideals.