Nuns offer a unique insight into how work is divided between the sexes and rewarded accordingly.
About 60% of children in South Africa under 10 years don't live with their biological fathers. But research sheds light on those who despite the pressures remain involved in their children’s lives.
Even short-term exposure to negative stereotypes has detrimental effects on cognitive functioning.
The sounds and sights of Brazilian feminist funk.
Princesses are not great role models if we want to raise empowered daughters.
A new report on missing Muslims under-emphasises women’s growing participation in civil society.
Canada is making a major commitment to foreign aid that will help girls and women. But will its new aid policy have the unintended consequence of shutting doors to other much-needed aid?
Demilitarised female guerrillas in Colombia are hoping to spark a new women's movement based in the FARC's revolutionary ideals.
Why haven't feminists noted that the film is too Western and too white?
Women in business can be forced to define themselves in opposition to the attributes associated with men.
Here's how we can make families work better for women in the 21st century.
Although South Africa has taken steps to rid itself of the apartheid-era view of marriage as only heterosexual and monogamous, discrimination against religious marriages persist.
Scientists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe take on the White House with facts from the ground they stand on.
Despite a wave of hope sparked by the Arab Spring, women have found themselves marginalised once again by regimes with little interest in rights and equality
The US is the largest donor to the United Nations Population Fund, which mandates access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health services and voluntary family planning.
The case of a 12-year-old Costa Rican girl, who was raped by her father and denied an abortion, is dividing a nation that prides itself on its human rights record.
Stars of one of sport's biggest success stories are slowly revealing the dangerous influence of Spice Girls-style postfeminism.
The Pope hasn't actually opened the door for married priests. But in rethinking celibacy, he has shown his mastery of the art of containing people without actually making big changes to the Church.
Some deride a Carnival trend in which women revel in the streets wearing swimsuits and feather boas. But to feminists, 'bikini mas' is a highly political act.
Planet 50:50 is a worthy aspiration this International Women's Day – but there is still a mountain to climb and employers need to help.