Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau, accompanied by his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, arrives at Rideau Hall in 2015 for the swearing in of his new gender-balanced cabinet.
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"Because it's 2015" became a rallying cry for gender parity when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named his first cabinet that year but equality is still not the norm in the world.
Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker, is the fifth highest grossing Australian film this decade – more women should be given the support to make big feature films.
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In August, Screen Australia announced they had surpassed targets in their Gender Matters initative. But their September 2019 production funding round has no women directors or writers.
A third of all police personnel in Australia are women, but in some localities, the rates of women officers are trending in the wrong direction.
Although opportunities have expanded for women in policing, the numbers of women on most forces remain well below 50% and women are very underrepresented in senior roles.
Fans take photos of adult film actress Ange Venus at the Adult Video News Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.
There's a strand of radical feminist thought that claims porn causes misogyny. So four researchers decided to test this idea – and descended on a porn expo to study the beliefs of the male attendees.
Things were improving until 2009. HILDA finds there’s been little improvement since.
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The official figures show things are fine, but Australia's most comprehensive tracking survey finds the typical household is worse off than ten years ago.
Work-family time and money challenges should be seen by governments as ideal opportunities for good policy-making.
For families, the HILDA report has little good news – childcare costs, poverty and anxiety are rising, all while women are more involved in the labour market. But there is some reason to hope.
OECD data now shows a positive correlation between higher female labour participation and higher fertility rates.
Scandinavian welfare states have made it easier for women to reconcile family and career. What's odd is that Anglophone nations aren't far behind.
A growing number of ‘dad bloggers’ are using social media to provide a window into their lives as fathers. Here, blogger and father Casey Palmer and his sons.
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As dads blog about their lives and changing norms and issues around fatherhood and parenting, they're pushing for social changes to benefit families in Canada — one blog post at a time.
FIFA defends the pay imbalance with the usual claim that it reflects the difference in revenue produced by the men’s and women’s tournaments.
For years, women footballers have resorted to everything from strikes to lawsuits to fight for gender equity. Why is it taking so long to close the pay gap?
Paternity leave can increase fathers’ involvement in families, with positive impacts on children, fathers and the co-parent.
Our children can't continue to grow up in a world where only women raise them, either at home or in early care and learning.
Scott Morrison with newly-election Coalition MPs. The 2019 election has done little to improve the representation of women in parliament.
While Scott Morrison has touted the record seven women in his cabinet, the overall representation of women in parliament has barely improved since the last election in 2016.
The Coalition government has rejected the Uluru Statement’s call for an Indigenous voice to Parliament, just one of many disappointments for Indigenous peoples.
Some of the Coalition government's initiatives on women and Indigenous issues have been more successful than others. Labor is promising much more.
Speaker of Rwanda’s Chamber of Deputies Donatille Mukabalisa on international women’s day. Rwanda is a trend-setter in female representation.
In many African states power is concentrated in the executive branch. That's why women's representation in cabinet matters.
Things are changing quickly in lower management, but at the very top there remains a hard-to-attack barrier.
The hard nuts to crack are getting women into chief executive positions and getting them paid as much.
Most of us make daily decisions about who we choose to work and collaborate with. So what if we used that to improve professional diversity?
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A confession: I can count on a single hand the number of women I have invited to collaborate with me on publications and grants.
San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich has advocated for women in coaching. He’s pictured here with assistant coach Becky Hammon at a game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio, Feb. 6, 2016.
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Sponsorship, whereby a mentor in a powerful role advocates for a mentee, is what's needed for women to advance in coaching.
Moves are afoot to ensure 25% of Egyptian MPs are women.
Opening up positions of political power to women will lead to effective and better implemented development policies.
Canada’s Minister of the Status of Women Maryam Monsef is pictured in the Library of Parliament on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Feb. 28, 2018.
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New research shows that female politicians spend more on health and education, improving the well-being of a population.
Rwanda holds the world record in share of female MPs.
Women identify more with their government representatives based on ethnicity rather than gender.
Women in investment management report an “ingrained” culture of sexism. This includes stereotyped views of women being best suited to administrative roles.
Women in investment management face sexist treatment and no accommodation of parenting responsibilities. That's bad news for a sector critical to all Australians’ economic security.