An injured woman and her children arrive at a hospital in Maiduguri, Borno State, after a Boko Haram suicide bomb attack.
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Some Boko Haram victims suffer double jeopardy when they return home to their kith and kin.
Women spend considerable time finding water for their homes.
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The study confirms that collecting water for daily use weighs more heavily on women, making life more difficult for especially older women.
Women bring a much-needed change in perspective to cybersecurity.
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Women are underrepresented in technology fields, but especially so in cybersecurity. It's not just a matter of fairness. Women are better than men at key aspects of keeping the internet safe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the German Federal Parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin. Germany has managed the coronavirus crisis more successfully than its neighbours.
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Female leaders have shone in the response to the coronavirus pandemic but is there more to it than simply having women in charge?
Dorothea Tanning Estate
At a time when surrealists were objectifying women's bodies, American artist Dorothea Tanning was looking deeper at the transformative potential of female experience and the unconscious.
A member of the Nigerian Health Task Force fumigates a building in Abuja, Nigeria, as the city struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Africa's leaders need to implement COVID-19 policies that protects African economies from the health crisis.
In this January 2019 photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser kisses her daughter after being sworn in. Will the coronavirus stop women’s careers from advancing or lead to societal changes that will make advancement easier?
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Whatever the eventual impact on women's candidacies post-pandemic, COVID-19 has the potential to shock the system, upending or reinforcing existing gender imbalances in political power.
Is it genes, chromosomes, hormones, the immune sytem – or behaviour – that makes men more susceptible to the deadly disease?
The “abortion pill” mifepristone.
With healthcare facilities burned by the Covid-19 pandemic, some countries have eased access to the "abortion pills" mifepristone and misoprostol (RU-486), a change that could signal a long-term shift.
Today's grandmothers spent their university years protesting. A former Australian Human Rights Commission president tells her sister grandmothers they have nothing to lose by continuing the fight.
Child marriage is still a major issue in Nigeria
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Understanding the drivers of early childbearing in specific contexts is important for effective policy making.
Women are more often than not discouraged from pursuing a career in science.
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Nigerian society has drilled into everyone that certain top roles are reserved for men.
Despite both parents now being at home, the likelihood is that much of the 'domestic' work will still land squarely on the shoulders of the women of the house.
Women prisoners at the Auschwitz train station around 1944.
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While male and female prisoners at Auschwitz faced the same ultimate fate – torture, forced labor and near-certain death – women sometimes reacted differently to Nazi captivity.
Crinolines, by design, made physical contact nearly impossible.
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In the past, maintaining physical distance was an important aspect of public life – and clothes played a big role.
An old bicycle next to paddy fields in Central Java.
Rapid motorisation has made the Indonesian city of Solo prioritise policies to support motorised vehicles, paying little attention to cycling and marginalising poor women.
Members of the University of Oregon’s basketball team embrace before the final of the Pac-12 women’s tournament.
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When fans place a bet, it motivates them to watch a sport and root for a team they might otherwise have little interest in.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a primary election night rally.
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Since 2000, 89 new women have come to power in countries around the world – but the US still lags behind.
Wardrobe choices can be part of a delicate social dance.
Recent research explores how women 'dress defensively' to avoid the aggression of other women.
Despite recommendations from the Child Abuse Royal Commission that church leaders develop measures to increase women’s participation and status in the church, the opposite is occurring.