What's needed is strong leadership and sustained public pressure that makes it is harder for political parties to turn a blind eye to sexual harassment and assault.
There is little evidence that pads alone will keep girls in school – stigma, lack of appropriate infrastructure, and embarrassment need to be dealt with too.
Researchers asked women to log the times they felt sexually objectified on their smartphones. They found objectification harms women's well-being – even if they're just witnessing it.
The new era of space exploration is characterized by an emphasis on diversity and international cooperation. But there's a lot of work to do before there's gender equality in STEM fields and at NASA.
The millennials have boosted rosé consumption: in the United States alone, 65% of them declare themselves "rosé drinkers". How can this overall success be explained?
History shows that domestic violence has been deeply entrenched in the culture of Australia from its early days. Progress is only made by understanding this history – and talking about it.
The focus on the ageing of women is by no means a modern phenomenon.
Rather than requiring companies to ensure a living wage for their global supply chain workforce, the Modern Slavery Act ends up punishing them.
Men are feeling more and more pressure to get rid of their love handles and beer bellies – and heavy promotion of unrealistic appearance standards are to blame.
Women who survive violence in Kenya are building peace in their communities.
Dirt blindness is used by some to excuse men for spending a third as much time as women cleaning. A new study shows it's a myth.
Approaching gender parity on the boards of big nonprofits might help narrow the pay gap among the sector's highest-paid leaders.
Major US environmental organizations have promised to diversify their staffs and boards for more than 20 years, but moved slowly. Will workplace scandals make a difference?
According to the General Social Survey, the percentage of men and women who identify as gay or lesbian has held firm. But the share of women who say they're bisexual has skyrocketed.
Research in mice shows that estrogen replacement therapy has the greatest chance of reducing cardiovascular disease risk if it is begun soon after menopause.
Why do female college coaches seem to be held to a different standard than their male counterparts?
Academic partnerships with diplomats, industry leaders and others, can provide a comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges faced by women in STEM.
Approximately 25% of women – representing all races and backgrounds – will undergo an abortion before the age of 45.
Women of color in public office often face great scrutiny and hostility. New research shows how France's first black female senators used their experience fighting Nazis to pass landmark legislation.
Often referred to as the first modern lesbian, Anne Lister had a lot of political ambition.