Japan has a very poor record on promoting gender equality – and it’s political system is no exception.
The average Nigerian woman or child faces a host of hindrances in accessing health services.
One criticism of traditional mentoring is that it teaches people how to succeed by playing by existing rules, thus reinforcing the status quo. But mentoring can also be a force for change.
The Nigerian government must design more interventions to improve education, employment opportunities and the economy in order to control the country’s population growth.
Quota systems provide opportunities for more women to stand for election. But they’re not enough.
In Morocco, the COVID-19 pandemic has burdened women with more housework and duties at home, and violence against them has risen.
Sharia is often portrayed as being brutal and barbaric. However, in many parts of the world, women are using Sharia to stop oppressive practices.
The 2020 campaign showed voters how the candidates and their campaigns modeled gender roles differently. That has implications for who can be president in the future.
The role of witches in society relates directly to the role of women in society. And during times of social upheaval and changes, witches represent access to women’s power.
In north India, there is a particular history of purchasing brides from other states. We tell just some of their stories here.
Recognizing the influence of evolution on behavior and gender norms suggests ways to reduce gender inequality in leadership in the real world.
The petitions help us understand how Igbo women created spaces in a patriarchal society for active engagement with policies enforced by colonial rulers.
The emergence of female-oriented erotica has been portrayed as a sign of women’s liberation, but research indicates that it reinforces cultural scripts of pornography targeting men.
A leading sociologist explains how different dimensions of humanity produce different kinds of inequality - and what that does to the least equal in society.
While some women may be actively involved in choosing their marital name, taking the man’s name remains the norm.
Jean Vanier, Catholic founder of L'Arche International, allegedly had abusive sexual relationships. Religious tolerance for the veneration of male leaders may be partly to blame.
Even in a world where 99% of the male population is dead, patriarchy is still a very comfortable pair of shoes and very easy to slip into.
In urban Namibia, performance poetry provides a safe space for women to share their experiences and challenge traditional ideas.
Powerful men often proclaim baseless accusations to be a ‘witch hunt.’ But American witch trials have always targeted a persecuted minority: women.
Research has a distinctive role to play because it gives pointers on what is needed to create long-term change.