Scholars say a 'critical mass' of representation is necessary to overcome 'token' status. That's exactly what we saw at the Democratic debate in Atlanta.
It can happen at work, on the street or at home – even by the people who love us. Everyday sexism might be hard to pin down, but it's pervasive and creates an additional layer of stress for women.
All the virtual personal assistants on the market today come with a default female voice and is programmed to respond to all kinds of suggestive questions and comments.
How an implant is designed, tested, regulated and discussed with patients tends to disadvantage women. It's time that changed.
It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.
The world of the fourth industrial revolution looks set to be one dominated by forms of knowledge and industries -- like science and technology -- that have long been dominated by men.
Why 50/50 festival line-ups are not an easy solution to gender inequality.
Why do female college coaches seem to be held to a different standard than their male counterparts?
New research suggests women-led startups can experience more rapid employment growth than those run by men in certain scenarios.
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
At local level some congregations are bravely creating alternative models where LGBTIQ people can feel safe and be accepted
There are at least eight different ways to view gender equality. And this helps us understand why one of the biggest challenges for workplace gender equality is defining and measuring success.
Teaching young children about the history of gender and offering them more options for identity expression would help to curb gendered stereotypes and sexism.
Uganda's tourism ministry has launched a beauty pageant to use local women to attract tourists.
A study or more than 500,000 surveys shows university students demonstrate bias against women teachers, and particularly women from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Women scientists are under-represented in science awards with large monetary value, but over-represented in service awards.
The map will help uncover real experiences of gender inequality in public places, from sports facilities to public transport, community services and infrastructure, to simply walking down the street.
In evolutionary terms, it’s better to be at the bottom of the hierarchy than to be dead – and that's why submissive behaviours still persist in us humans. Even if we don't like it.
New research shows children's images of scientists are all too often male.
The vast majority of managers said they wanted "the best person for the job". They had less idea of just who that might be, or how to ensure appointments on merit and equity targets co-exist.