As Australia started to professionalise the change was led by industries dominated by women.
More women have been elected in the latest regional elections in Indonesia.
The state plays a strategic role, but they are also driven by financial markets – not central plans.
Rigid gender roles and stereotypes are key drivers of violence against women. So let's challenge these by starting young.
Once women gain access to the highest political ranks, their numbers continue to grow, a new study shows. Their presence lays a 'concrete floor' of inclusion for future governments to build on.
The only predictor of boards reaching 30% female directors is if it has a director who sits on another board that has already met the target.
While women's sleep is affected by children, men's sleep is affected by work and finance stress. Couples living in more gender equal countries have improved sleep quality.
More women are on zero hours contracts but these do not feature in gender pay gap reporting.
Diversity is an enormously appealing and powerful concept, yet it can also distract us from the focus we need to face today’s pressing social issues. So what’s the way forward?
Allowing women to drive could boost the Saudi economy: by bringing more women into the workorce and making men more productive.
Male and female lawmakers differ in their reasoning why women struggle in winning elections. They also have different opinions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of the gender quota policy.
Automation could transform our working world. Here's what we can do to ensure it is a more gender equal one.
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?
The measure of women's political advancement isn't the number of female leaders, but the changes they make to everyday women's lives.
Dean Smith on the pros and risks of new religious freedom protections.
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Western Australia Liberal Senator Dean Smith is a man of forthright opinions, not afraid to take on fights within his party.
An MP from Japan's governing party recently commented that single women were a burden on the state. But many young women, and men, are rethinking the lure of married life.
Money no doubt will be useful, but it won't be enough to significantly boost the number of Liberal women in federal parliament.
A new bill that would legalize abortion in Argentina has spurred surprise debate on the gender pay gap, parental leave and political representation. Will Argentinean women finally get their due?
Research suggests that government spending on very young children is a good investment.
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.