South Africa has a long history of women at the helm of its foreign affairs ministry but this hasn’t translated into a gender balanced foreign policy environment
Efforts to end female genital mutilation are mostly designed by global and national agencies and risk ignoring change agents like the youth who are against the practice.
Australia has guidelines for designing safe parks, but the stories of many women show these are not enough. We must involve women in co-designing these shared public spaces.
Academia is not immune to gender bias. One way to see this in action is to observe who asks questions during conferences – and men appear to ask more than women.
Recent urban disasters in Ethiopia and Mozambique resulted in high female mortality, which was been largely ignored.
India’s Supreme Court could soon rule to abolish “triple talaq”, a practice that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives instantaneously and discriminates against women.