Women were key to morale on the home front.
Imperial War Museum (IWM)
Battling shortages and rising food and fuel prices, housewives played a vital part in Britain's first experience of 'total war'.
Male-dominated sex ratios in Australia’s history still affect attitudes today.
Australia's convict past and male-dominated sex ratios have long-lasting effects on attitudes, impacting women's working lives.
A working mom, off the clock.
This penalty can amount to more than 15 percent of a mom's paycheck. Ramping up paid maternity leave and high-quality child care would probably help narrow the gap.
Mothers need support to manage the demands of a scientific career with their family responsibilities.
Not much attention has been given to how mothers who want to attend workshops and conferences are supported. This simple intervention can boost the presence of women in science.
Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull government has ‘already had great success in terms of reducing the rate of price growth’.
The education minister says that under Labor there were child care price spikes of up to 14% over a 12 month period, but under the Coalition those have fallen to "around 6% on average". Is that right?
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From washing the dishes to saving tribes from oblivion: Disney's women have come a long way.
Why is America missing good-quality child care?
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have called for improved child care. There is already a long history of child care policy initiatives in the U.S.; most of them have been unsuccessful.
A parliamentary report found this group suffers severe exclusion from life and work. But things are getting better.
Women need more role models in senior positions to help keep them in STEM careers.
Attracting women to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is one issue, keeping them there is another.
Menstruation can cause unique health challenges, but does that mean we need special sick days?
A British company has just introduced menstrual leave for female employees. But such a policy risks creating a blanket expectation that all women are crippled by their periods.
Many women are trying to juggle existing work and family. They feel distance learning gives them the opportunity to improve their career prospects without dropping any balls.
Distance learning provides a great way for women who are already working to improve their skills and meet their own standards for a successful career.
The future for women could be brighter.
Indian women are more educated than they have ever been. Yet, the latest figures show that fewer of them are working. Some have attributed the decline to increased enrolment in education of younger population…
Typical day for women workers in Mumbai.
Nearly 400m people live in cities in India and during the next 40 years that number will more than double. Not only is the…