More women are making appearances in the news media, and this is due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is not all good news: women are interviewed about the effects of the pandemic on their lives.
The 2018 murder of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco inspired record numbers of Black women to get involved in politics. Winning proved harder – but it isn't the only point of their campaigns.
Women continue to be stereotyped as passive and meek. For this reason, international courts often let women war criminals off the hook.
Nigerian music is gaining momentum across the world, but a study of hip hop lyrics and videos shows how the music also negatively affects women.
New research is challenging the hypothesis that men did the hunting in prehistoric societies.
The ruling will not end the demand for abortion. It will instead accelerate the trends for abortion travel abroad and self-managed abortion with pills.
Researchers posed as constituents and emailed 3,685 legislators in 11 countries in Europe and Latin America to ask for help. Responsiveness varied by gender by up to 13 percentage points.
With Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, Trump has fulfilled his pledge to replace the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a woman. But female judges don't all decide alike any more than male judges do.
A new wave of productions are proving that there is power and possibility in the menopause
Findings add to growing concerns about the wage gap between men and women – as well as a gap between Asians and whites.
Persistent challenges of the past and the present burden women with unspoken traumas, but art such as needlework is a way to break the silence.
In north India, there is a particular history of purchasing brides from other states. We tell just some of their stories here.
The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
Women in visible leadership positions are subject to personal attacks as less competent and reliable than their male colleagues. Acknowledging this double standard is the first step in addressing it.
Lockdowns have a key role in controlling COVID-19 but we must be aware of the risks of isolating people who are vulnerable to suicidal distress.
The pandemic has exposed some truths about human psychology and behaviour.
What is it about breast cancer that has made mastectomy and its effects so hard to discuss for over 400 years?
The story of Mulan has been told and retold for 1,600 years. This latest version is more conservative, when it comes to a woman's place, than one told in the 17th century.
For decades, scientists believed that only male birds sang. Then women entered the field and showed what their predecessors had missed.
Both male and female employees report reacting more negatively to criticism from a woman, which has implications for the success of women in leadership roles such as Citigroup's incoming CEO.