In rural Malawi traditional leaders have played an important role in persuading men to get involved in women’s health.
A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men's attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.
Students turn out for the ‘One Billion Rising’ movement, to end violence against women worldwide.
India's economy keeps growing, but women's rights are going backwards: why?
Over the next 20 years, one global strategy will help to shape our cities. Here's what it says about women.
Can we generalize about leadership style based on gender?
Studies can't predict an individual's behavior. But meta-analyses of social science research turn up differences in men's versus women's leadership styles, on average.
We need to embrace new ways of thinking for strategies to effectively tackle the disadvantage accumulated over a woman’s lifespan.
Australia lags behind most other developed countries when it comes to the economic and social well-being of people over 60. And the numbers are even more alarming for women.
The South African military leads on gender representation, with a third of its full time personnel being women.
As military organisations become less oriented towards violence, the traditional, aggressive, warrior-like culture of the military has to be balanced with new task requirements.
The Coalition has just 13 women MPs, including cabinet ministers Julie Bishop and Michaelia Cash.
Without quotas to correct the effects of these gender biases, the under-representation of women Coalition MPs is effectively guaranteed.
What’s on offer on issues that disproportionately affect women? Some minor tweaks that are useful but not change-making.
By continuing to see policies that affect women in economic rather than social terms, both major parties are offering little in the way of improved gender equity.
A 19th-century photograph of a women’s restroom in a Pittsburgh factory.
It wasn’t even until the late 19th century that this was codified into law.
One the the big disappointments for women in the budget was the postponement of changes to child care.
This budget focuses on jobs and growth, but has little in it to redress women's entrenched inequality.
Research shows when there are three women on a board, as opposed to one, they are seen as individuals rather than the “female voice”.
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Australia's largest companies are happy to tick gender reporting boxes, but when it comes to pay equity they are largely silent.
Australia’s defining narratives are apparently stories by, for and about white cis men.
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Australia’s defining narratives are apparently, with rare exception, stories by, for and about white cis men. We need more than Screen Australia’s new measures to address gender equity in the film industry.
Even with Kate Winslet and Judy Davis cast in The Dressmaker, the film was considered too high a risk for international buyers.
Courtesy of Universal Pictures.
If the Australian screen industry is to grow into the future and prosper, it cannot ignore the untapped creative talent and leadership potential of women. We need strategies to address this problem.
Evacuees gather at a rescue centre after this month’s floods in the Philippines. But for many women the danger doesn’t end here.
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Climate change isn't gender-neutral. The effects are likely to hit the world's poorest women hardest of all, because they are more likely to lack the resources to escape natural disasters or disease.
Violence against women is rife in South Africa.
South Africa is emblematic of why violence against women responses in Africa are failing. While good measures are being rolled out, it lacks a united, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary response.
This is an unusual sight in business. Women are more likely to sit at the side of the room. The number one rule to be successful is to sit at the table.
Women need to start believing in themselves to be successful. Men own their success but women attribute it to external factors. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg learned this a while back.
Break the taboo.
Donald Trump got menstruation onto the front page of the New York Times. With the taboo broken, it's a good time to talk about how all girls everywhere can manage their periods safely and privately.
Inspiring role models can help more girls consider a career in science.
The new government should link policies on education, career progression and welfare to tackle the lack of women in science.
How often do politicians lie?
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There may be only one way to tell the truth, but there are at least five ways to "lie." And our politicians seem to be the master of this art. A scholar decides to teach this to his students.
Where are the women? Though light on female representation, the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors can’t ignore the role women could play towards boosting economic growth.
Many Australian women will know the G20 summit is coming up in Brisbane, but they may not think it has much relevance to their daily lives. But that is not the case. Joe Hockey needs us, and he may not…