Australia has gone backwards in global gender parity rankings, with even universities, which should be leading the way, failing on this front. But women are now saying enough is enough.
Unemployed Liberian young men seeking daily jobs at the industrial district of Bushrod Island, Monrovia, Liberia.
Since 1999, extreme poverty has declined while rates of young people in education and employment have risen. Without investment though, the impact of the pandemic could see this progress imperilled,
Senate gender parity suggests women are beginning to break through the glass ceiling in Canadian politics. Canada’s Senate chamber is seen in this photo.
In December 2020, the Senate became gender-equal, offering up the promise that women's interests will be represented in the upper chamber.
Joe Biden has more top advisers who are women than any other U.S. president. They include Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
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Research shows that when one country – particularly a powerful one – puts more women in power, other nations tend to follow suit.
Chileans celebrate victory after the referendum, in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 25, 2020.
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After a year of unrest Chileans voted decisively on Oct. 25 to replace their constitution, a relic of the military dictator Pinochet. Civilians, half of them women, will write the new constitution.
The disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on the productivity of women could see many leave academia.
Increased pressure on women academics caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is magnifying the fractured landscape of gender parity in academia.
An all-women moderating team directed the debate.
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Paid family leave and pay equity came up, but on the whole, the remaining Democratic candidates tend to give 'women's issues' short shrift.
A woman casts her vote at a polling station in the southeastern Turkey Kurdish stronghold of Diyarbakir on March 31, 2019 during the local elections to elect the mayors for 30 large metropolitan cities, 51 provincial capitals and 922 districts.
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As the number of women in politics increase, more women's voices will be heard: the example of co-mayorship in Turkey is a first step.
Things are changing quickly in lower management, but at the very top there remains a hard-to-attack barrier.
The hard nuts to crack are getting women into chief executive positions and getting them paid as much.
Academia requires a lot of work outside the lecture hall.
Striking a better gender balance would be easy, but until now universities have not been paying much attention to the problem.
Frontline workers need to be engaged in the process of building responsive, interconnected health systems.
The millennium development goals were laudable but the approach to achieving them was flawed. An integrated, bottom-up approach is needed if the sustainable development goals are to be met by 2030.
Women are making inroads in the solar industry, but still represent only about 25 percent of the U.S. solar work force.
Women are underrepresented in the energy sector at a time of rapid change and demand for new talent. Hiring more women could make energy companies more innovative and speed the shift to clean fuels.
Osgood is one of the many female scientists depicted working alongside the Doctor.
How does one of the world's most iconic science fiction television series depict women doing science?
Filling up her binder.
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If Hillary Clinton's cabinet does end up being 50% female, it could change US politics for good.
Australians are some of the worst wasters in the developed world.
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Australia still rests too heavily on its luck, and not enough on its brains.
Canada shows the rest of the world how it’s done.
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The theme of this year's International Women's Day is parity. World leaders take note.
We now have parity in medical schools, but not in the high-powered positions and specialties in medicine.
Women are typically the dominant group within medical schools and yet remain under-represented in formal leadership positions and particular speciality areas.
Next step the world of work… but how much are the guys getting?
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The gender pay gap between women and men graduates has long been an indicator of pay disparities later along the career path…
Torah Bright is one of many Australian women competing in the Winter Olympics and challenging perceptions about women in sport.
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The London 2012 Summer Olympic Games were declared the “women’s games” – with female participation in all sports and every nation represented by at least one female athlete. Although the Sochi 2014 Winter…