The South African child support grant is progressive in its gender-neutrality, yet men make up only 2% of those who collect it.
To quell weeks of protest over extreme inequality, Chile's president has agreed to rewrite the country's constitution, passed in 1980 under the deadly military regime of Augusto Pinochet.
Including direct accounts from 'yellow vests' members in the Lyon area, a look back at what has changed in the daily lives of people in the movement.
From Santiago and La Paz to Beirut and Jakarta, many of the cities now gripped by protest share a common problem: They've grown too much, too fast.
The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
Lebanon's 1989 peace deal ended a civil war by sharing political power between religious factions. That created a society profoundly divided by religion – something today's protesters hope to change.
Argentina has voted for change. Alberto Fernández, a 60-year-old lawyer, defeated President Mauricio Macri with a campaign emphasizing economic recovery, social inclusion and national unity.
Serious challenges lie ahead for Botswana's governing party as it celebrates retaining power.
Frustration at intergenerational inequity captures the views of many contemporary education worker activists and environmentalists alike.
Mmusi Maimane's resignation highlights one of the core problems of democratic South Africa - the assumption that the only way to do anything is the way white men did it in the past.
A film about Cape Town's environmental resources features a cast as diverse as breakdancers and wetland activists - and is being used as a study aid globally.
People who moved away from Britain's coal-mining areas have genetic profiles linked to higher educational attainment and better health than those who stayed.
A study looked at fines in 93 California cities. Cities with more black residents and more disproportionately white police forces tended to rely the most on fines.
For high school students, e-learning is best introduced in face-to-face classes where teachers can meet a greater range of learning needs -- not as a completely online experience.
Climate journalism can play an important role in painting the picture of a post-carbon economy. It should start by encouraging collective action and a sense of empowerment for everyday people.
We live in a society in which inequality is deepening – in this context, our words can have real and pernicious effects.
Crony capitalism became firmly embedded under Ben Ali, benefiting his family and close friends.
Governments around the world lose about US$125 billion in revenues every year because of profit shifting to tax havens.
Inequality has reached untenable levels – public spending and wealth taxes are needed.
South Africa has a low number of male teachers in the foundation phase. Why this must change.