Victoria's closure of child-care services may be necessary, but it will put pressures on parents and likely drive down women's workforce participation.
In 2016, women represented just 29% of workers with university qualifications in science, technology, engineering or maths. And that was before the pandemic disruption.
We need a new childcare system that encourages women to work, not punishes them for it
The culture of the legal profession has been built by men for men over centuries. It continues to rely heavily on personal networks that reinforce the status quo.
A group of leading black, queer and feminist academics held a colloquium to reconsider a seminal blackness studies text – offering new ways of thinking about the decolonial project.
Sports have been out of action during the coronavirus lockdown, but the recovery period is a chance to redefine sporting success beyond winning and profit margins.
Women have always done the lion's share of the "invisible" caring work at home: the impact of coronavirus may force all of that to change.
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There is no shortage of projects to boost the number of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. But what we need is more hard data on whether and how these schemes are actually working.
Women need to be included in all matters of health.
Men still dominate the science media landscape, among both quoted sources and the writers themselves. Confronting this problem is not a job just for women, or just for the media - it's for everyone.
Women-focused capital financing is supposedly aimed at ending the corporate gender gap. But many equity investors, still largely high-net-worth men, still view women entrepreneurs as being deficient — and are practising what’s known as pinkwashing.
Women-focused capital financing is supposedly aimed at ending the corporate gender gap. But many equity investors still view women entrepreneurs as being deficient and are practising pinkwashing.
Nigerian men’s club preferences tend to dominate in the family home.
Support for European soccer clubs is defining relationships between spouses.
Artist Lucas Grogan’s quilts use traditional techniques but express modern sentiments.
A summer exhibition of man-made craft is a rare thing - but do men really need a leg up when it comes to artistic recognition?
Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau, accompanied by his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, arrives at Rideau Hall in 2015 for the swearing in of his new gender-balanced cabinet.
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"Because it's 2015" became a rallying cry for gender parity when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named his first cabinet that year but equality is still not the norm in the world.
Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker, is the fifth highest grossing Australian film this decade – more women should be given the support to make big feature films.
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In August, Screen Australia announced they had surpassed targets in their Gender Matters initative. But their September 2019 production funding round has no women directors or writers.
A third of all police personnel in Australia are women, but in some localities, the rates of women officers are trending in the wrong direction.
Although opportunities have expanded for women in policing, the numbers of women on most forces remain well below 50% and women are very underrepresented in senior roles.
Fans take photos of adult film actress Ange Venus at the Adult Video News Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.
There's a strand of radical feminist thought that claims porn causes misogyny. So four researchers decided to test this idea – and descended on a porn expo to study the beliefs of the male attendees.
Things were improving until 2009. HILDA finds there’s been little improvement since.
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The official figures show things are fine, but Australia's most comprehensive tracking survey finds the typical household is worse off than ten years ago.
Work-family time and money challenges should be seen by governments as ideal opportunities for good policy-making.
For families, the HILDA report has little good news – childcare costs, poverty and anxiety are rising, all while women are more involved in the labour market. But there is some reason to hope.
OECD data now shows a positive correlation between higher female labour participation and higher fertility rates.
Scandinavian welfare states have made it easier for women to reconcile family and career. What's odd is that Anglophone nations aren't far behind.