People protesting against inclusive sexual orientation and gender-identity policies in schools are seen next to protestors supporting such policies in Saskatoon, Sask. on Sept. 20, 2023.
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In the wake of transphobic protests, the ‘rights’ of parents are being falsely positioned in opposition to the rights of transgender and non-binary children rather than focusing on supporting families.
A demonstrator at Queer Republic protests in Nairobi, Kenya.
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A backlash against progress in gender and sexual rights is common.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an ice hockey match between former NHL stars and officials at the Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia, in 2015. A patriarchal notion of masculinity has been central to Putin’s rule.
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Putin has been consumed with presenting a hyper-macho image throughout his presidency. And in recent years, he’s ramped up sexist and LGBTQ-phobic rhetoric.
Women’s 800-metre silver medal winner Margaret Nyairera Wambui, left, shakes hands with gold medal winner Caster Semenya on the podium at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Both runners have refused to take hormone-reducing drugs so they could compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Mandatory sex testing at the Olympics might have stopped in the 1990s, but the policing of high performance female athletes’ bodies is still ongoing.
Muslim women in India protesting against the use of Sharia as a tool for oppression.
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Sharia is often portrayed as being brutal and barbaric. However, in many parts of the world, women are using Sharia to stop oppressive practices.
Women’s Liberation supporters staging a sit-down protest in Trafalgar Square Post Office after a rally
As women around the world call out sexual misconduct, the role of men in rooting out misogyny needs to be considered
Queer health scholar Virginia Brooks published a landmark study on lesbians in the 1970s, initially coming up with the ideas behind sexual minority stress theory.
A little-known researcher’s theory on the experience of queer people continues to reverberate to today.
Women spend considerable time finding water for their homes.
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The study confirms that collecting water for daily use weighs more heavily on women, making life more difficult for especially older women.
The gender norm that requires married women to look after the household magnifies the cost for women. As a result, women choose to leave the labour market.
Women quitting their jobs after having a family is an everyday story in Indonesia.
Indonesian Muslim women rally in support of equal rights and an end to violence against women outside the presidential palace in Jakarta in 2017.
It is the interests of both conservative and liberal parties to eliminate sexual violence.
The racial nature of the campaign lies behind the poor uptake in Africa.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.
The anti-sexual violence bill aims to prohibit and prevent sexual violence including rape, forced prostitution, sexual slavery and sexual torture in the household, workplace and in public.
The anti-sexual violence bill protects and supports victims of sexual violence.
Ensuring both men and women have access to baby changing facilities is one of many issues that gender equality mapping can help tackle.
The map will help uncover real experiences of gender inequality in public places, from sports facilities to public transport, community services and infrastructure, to simply walking down the street.
Gap released a back-to-school ad campaign a couple weeks ago which included a picture of a young girl wearing a hijab which raised many questions for many people.
Gap’s recent back-to-school ad campaign was praised for its portrayal of the diversity of children. One of the girls in the ads was wearing a hijab: this raised a huge debate on social media.
A woman waits backstage during the recording of the dating show ‘Meet you on Saturday.’
In only 30 years, a generations-old system of arranged marriages has been completely upended.
This week our collaborators at the PBS debate show Point Taken ask: is the U.S. moving too quickly or too slowly on gender rights?