Rural women are the primary producers of shea in northern Ghana.
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Shea is a key economic crop for poor women in the northern parts of Ghana.
Knowledge is power − especially where money is concerned.
Only a small fraction of women have received any financial education at all.
Key findings on victims and perpetrators of interpersonal violence have been brought together in a new website that seeks to combine over 30 sources of data across Australia.
Almost half the study’s respondents found breastfeeding to be a positive experience most or all of the time.
New research sheds light on how autism affects how we feed our babies, and vice versa.
Three women executed as witches in Derneburg Germany in October 1555.
Witchcraft is an enduring source of fascination but also prone to popular misconceptions.
Palestinian and Israeli women activists from the Israeli Women Wage Peace movement and the Palestinian Women of the Sun movement sing and dance during the joint platform inauguration ceremony in Jericho in March 2022.
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The joint Women Wage Peace-Women of the Sun initiative unites Israeli and Palestinian women calling for peace. The international community should elevate their voices.
Women are still in the minority in the laboratories.
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From primary school to academic positions, despite some progress, gender inequality continues to be rife.
We must shift the narrative from portraying women solely as “victims” of the climate crisis to actively involving them in addressing environmental issues.
The subtler, more insidious forms of discrimination that women face at work often go unnoticed.
While blatant discrimination is easy to condemn because of how obvious it is, there are subtler, more insidious forms that also need to be rooted out.
According to the courts, what’s considered harassment in white-collar environments may not be in blue-collar workplaces.
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While women in poverty are more likely to experience sexual harassment and domestic abuse than higher-income women, people assume it is less distressing for them.
In one sense, Barbie is already dead, cheerfully doomed to repeat the same pink day, devoid of food, conflict and sex.
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People might go to the movies to escape reality. Yet Barbie and Ariel choose to live in the world their audiences inhabit − and, in doing so, decide to die.
A life transition like no other.
We’ve put together a mini-series on birth and early motherhood, an area many of our readers felt they wanted more evidence-based information on.
Taking a proactive approach to your menstrual cycle can help promote your sports performance every day.
Understanding our menstrual cycle and taking a proactive approach to our periods is vital to improving sports performance.
With dads being the primary earners in many heterosexual households, it was often the mother who gave up work to manage extra work at home during the pandemic. But what about heterosexual households where the mother was the primary earner?
You can track your menopause symptoms by using an app, a dedicated website or a diary.
Tracking the many physical and emotional symptoms of menopause with a website, app or diary can help women better monitor their health.
Rural women in Nigeria negotiate healthcare decisions with their partners.
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Rural women in Nigeria circumvent patriarchy to make decisions on their healthcare.
Sex isn’t just about penetration.
Women have fewer orgasms than men. But this gap is cultural, not biological. Closing it is possible, both on a societal and personal level.
The Barbie movie has a lot of folks upset about the patriarchy. Here Barbie (Margot Robbie) referees a standoff between two Kens (Simu Liu and Ryan Gosling). Ken’s friend, Allan (not shown) is depicted in the film as a more suitable ally.
The Barbie movie has caused a media storm, even before the photo of the pink-clad Canadian PM and his son circulated on social media. Much of the conversation has zoned in on men and masculinity.
A Taliban fighter stands guard as women wait to receive food rations distributed by a humanitarian aid group, in Kabul, Afghanistan, in May 2023.
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The Taliban’s two years ruling Afghanistan have taught us ordinary human rights initiatives are insufficient to address gender apartheid. We need resolute collective international action.
Some conservative commentators have labeled roles in the recent ‘Barbie’ movie as examples of ‘toxic feminity.’
Examining the understandings of what ‘toxic femininity’ means to people can reveal insights about gender, power and the impact of language on health.