These appointments provoked debate in Uganda, reflecting both the constraints and the possibilities of women's rights reform in an authoritarian country.
Promoting entrepreneurship will help reduce unemployment in South Africa. But the government has to step up its game.
In rural Kyrgyzstan, 1 in 3 marriages begins with an abduction. Older generations see this as a harmless tradition, but two brides have been killed since 2018. A study finds other problems, too.
The high-profile athlete's struggles raise questions about society's views on mental health, as well as the effects of race, gender and fame on well-being.
Policies are needed to prevent child marriage and protect women who marry as children from abusive relationships.
Quota systems provide opportunities for more women to stand for election. But they're not enough.
You might expect progressive policies in our universities, but a parental leave system of primary and secondary caregivers – the first 93% women, the second 96% men – perpetuates the gender gap.
Pakistan's president is facing a backlash for his comments on sexual violence against women.
Women MPs point to a toxic environment in which a politics of insults, ridicule and rumour work against having more women in political offices.
While having to carry the added burdens and responsibilities of working from home, Indonesian female academics are also sidelined by policies in universities.
A new study explores how feelings of relative poverty can negatively affect gender dynamics among households.
Despite greater human rights protections, LGBTQ+ people in Canada still face challenges and discrimination when it comes to housing.
On average, mothers did two hours of childcare for every one hour done by fathers during lockdown. Will that change once children are all back in school?
Recognizing the influence of evolution on behavior and gender norms suggests ways to reduce gender inequality in leadership in the real world.
A leading sociologist explains how different dimensions of humanity produce different kinds of inequality - and what that does to the least equal in society.
It will take a long time for the full economic impact of COVID-19 to be known, but a careful scrutiny of labour market outcomes over the next couple of months will shed some light.
Underlying direct or personal violence is structural violence that is entrenched in unequal power relations in society.
A new analysis of over 400 actors shows that gender discrimination plays a major role in Hollywood salaries.
Climate change will affect everyone, but women will overwhelmingly bear the greatest burden.
We interviewed 12 female head coaches working in all levels of English football. Gender discrimination and sexism were only two of the reasons women don't reach top spots.