South Africa frequently invokes its celebrated constitution that is based on human rights, but has often failed to live up to its ideals.
Some AI systems make faulty assumptions about women and nonwhite men, which can lead to misdiagnoses. Overcoming this bias takes legal, regulatory and technical fixes.
Afghan women interviewed about current talks between the government and the Taliban say, 'There is no going back.' Taliban fundamentalist rule in the 1990s forced women into poverty and subservience.
Reform of New Zealand's abusive gymnastics culture offers an opportunity to improve women's sports in general.
Trans and non-binary people often avoid seeing a doctor because they fear discrimination. Health professionals need better training to provide gender-affirming care.
Reasons why women's voices are ignored in science reporting range from socio-cultural influences that inform gender norms, to perceptions of leadership and political power structures.
Both male and female employees report reacting more negatively to criticism from a woman, which has implications for the success of women in leadership roles such as Citigroup's incoming CEO.
COVID-19 is shedding light on the impact of poverty, inequality and unemployment. This includes hardships women face and the burden placed on them to manage responsibilities every day.
Federal law now protects lesbians, gay men and transgender people from being fired or otherwise discriminated against at work. But there are more questions and court cases to come about their rights.
Women with less income and less education may be hurt most by gender discrimination.
An economics professor investigates why college men are more likely to push back when they don't get the grades they want.
As CEOs, women have it tougher than men. Their severance deals prove it.
Men who work in female-dominated fields tend to get more prestige and higher wages.
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.
Lack of systemic support for women physicians may help explain why it is hard to find a family doctor in Canada.
Powerful men often proclaim baseless accusations to be a 'witch hunt.' But American witch trials have always targeted a persecuted minority: women.
Women in the workplace face discrimination at every level, including in upper management.
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.
The contested law also defines the jurisdiction of traditional leaders in terms of territory. But traditional community boundaries are actually set by personal relationships.
Que sera, sera? Well, maybe not. Nothing says that women have to accept the status quo. Doris Day spoke out about wife-beating in an era in which it wasn't accepted. Surely there are lessons.