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.
The Lebanese government banned Wonder Woman just hours before its scheduled domestic release.
Why haven't feminists noted that the film is too Western and too white?
Women in business can be forced to define themselves in opposition to the attributes associated with men.
Women are increasingly the breadwinners of their families, a shift in domestic roles that has upsides and challenges.
Here's how we can make families work better for women in the 21st century.
Although South Africa has taken steps to rid itself of the apartheid-era view of marriage as only heterosexual and monogamous, discrimination against religious marriages persist.
Bill Nye the Science Guy leads a crowd of scientists in the April 22 2017 March on Science in Washington, DC.
Scientists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe take on the White House with facts from the ground they stand on.
The Arab Spring has given way to conservative values.
Despite a wave of hope sparked by the Arab Spring, women have found themselves marginalised once again by regimes with little interest in rights and equality