Living in societies with gender bias can harm women's health.
The U.S. illustrates this week that changing a nation's leader without rethinking the system he or she is upholding is no longer acceptable for citizens. We need an improved form of democracy.
With obscenities and violence, rioters at the Capitol left an obvious message: angry contempt for women.
Misogyny combined with partisan vitriol is a dangerous combination for women politicians and American democracy, says a recent House resolution denouncing 'violence against women in politics.'
Tinder and similar apps fail to properly address issues of online harm. A lack of policy is to blame, as well as app design features and society's general attitudes towards more minor cases of abuse.
Reports of rape, domestic abuse and murdered women are way up in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and beyond since the coronavirus. But Latin America has long been one of the most dangerous places to be a woman.
Frontline services report that more women are using online or telephone support for family violence during the second lockdown, while more men are also seeking help for abusive behaviour.
The Gender Equality Act in Victoria creates an obligation to understand how gender affects needs and experiences, and to design, assess and manage public spaces so women feel safe in those places.
Stay-at-home orders and social distancing make technology all the more important for maintaining human connections. They also make it easier for abusers to use technology against their victims.
In Mexico City, feminist groups spray-painted the names of Mexico's murdered women on the pavement of the Zócalo, the capital city's enormous main square, during the International Women's Day March.
It's dehumanising when cartoonists use images of sexual violence to make broad-brush comments about society.
The Australian government has committed funding to men's behaviour change programs in the wake of the murder of Hannah Clarke and her children – but what are they and do they work?
Two interventions proved effective in reducing men's perpetration, but not women's experiences of violence.
Government policy must do more to reflect the fact that rape isn't just something that happens to women and girls.
A Chilean feminist anthem is being sung across the world in protest at violence against women.
Thirty years after the Montreal Massacre that killed 14 women, new threats such as the incel movement pose dangers to the feminist movement.
While we remember the women murdered 30 years ago, we shouldn't ignore those short, terse paragraphs in the news that describe the everyday, routine violence inflicted upon women.
Mattel created a new line of dolls because of research suggesting kids don't want toys 'dictated by gender norms' – but supplanting those norms will take a lot more than that.
On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique. Women in a mechanical engineering class were targeted, and 30 years later the ratio of women to men in engineering hasn't improved much.
Engineering is in a better place than in 1989. More women are studying the field, and academic administrators and managers want to hire female engineers. But more work is still needed.