South Sudan’s chiefs wield real power, administering customary laws to resolve local disputes. But they often reinforce gender inequalities – could the new chief change this?
The measure of women's political advancement isn't the number of female leaders, but the changes they make to everyday women's lives.
Dean Smith on the pros and risks of new religious freedom protections.
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Western Australia Liberal Senator Dean Smith is a man of forthright opinions, not afraid to take on fights within his party.
An MP from Japan's governing party recently commented that single women were a burden on the state. But many young women, and men, are rethinking the lure of married life.
Money no doubt will be useful, but it won't be enough to significantly boost the number of Liberal women in federal parliament.
A new bill that would legalize abortion in Argentina has spurred surprise debate on the gender pay gap, parental leave and political representation. Will Argentinean women finally get their due?
Research suggests that government spending on very young children is a good investment.
Academia is not immune to gender bias. One way to see this in action is to observe who asks questions during conferences -- and men appear to ask more than women.
New research on Latin America's four recent female presidents disproves the idea that merely putting a woman in power will improve gender equality.
The share of board seats held by women varies dramatically across the country, from none in Alaska to close to half in New Mexico. A few key policies may make all the difference.
We could expect a change in language to decrease gender disparities across a host of measures, including wages, educational attainment, and leadership positions in corporate and political life.
Canadian women are under-represented in politics and are hesitant to run for office for myriad reasons. Here's what needs to be done, especially at the municipal level, to get more women in office.
Despite a range of laws and policy measures, many gender inequities seem firmly entrenched. One innovative policy measure that could make a difference is basic income.
Equal rights are not enough. Inequality exists in our minds, in our biases and prejudices, and that remains to be fixed.
The goal is gender equality, but some women remain more equal than others.
We know from every previous wave of feminist activism that some men fear loss of status and power, two things manifest in work and pay.
Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki sought to use South Africa's diplomatic service to enable the country to punch above its weight.
Dubbed the 'female ghetto', there's a reason why women are significantly over-represented in call centres.
It will take 217 years for women to achieve equal pay at the current rate.
The collapse of Carillion shows that the construction sector needs to change. One option would be to include women.