Participants in Melbourne’s International Women’s day rally in Melbourne marched from the State Library to Parliament House.
From the prime minister's public comments to Australia's diplomatic behaviour, there is considerable room for improvement if we are to be "fair dinkum" about gender equality.
Unapologetically experimental yet utterly captivating, this new type of heroine has become a reader favourite.
Here’s to the good/bad women leading the world of fiction.
These women used the word intersectionality to indicate solidarity across race and class. Back row: Activist Tarana Burke, Michelle Williams, America Ferrera, Jessica Chastain, Amy Poehler, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington; front row: Natalie Portman, activist Ai-jen Poo, and activist Saru Jayaraman.
Last year, the word 'intersectionality' hit the mainstream at the Golden Globes as actors attempted to raise awareness for #MeToo and #TimesUp. But what exactly does intersectionality mean?
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Alcohol is a leading cause of early deaths among 15- to 49-year-old women worldwide, but drinks marketers love using empowerment to sell them more products.
Bridesmaids: top comedians on top form.
The Academy still isn't recognising women's filmmaking. But you can.
That’s not real diversity: the women picked to be on boards generally belong to the same social networks as the male directors.
There's a problem in thinking more women on boards is a great indicator of significant progress on diversity.
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A new look at ancient texts allows for a pivotal perspective on the role of a certain Greek woman.
2018 #HearOurVote women’s March in San Francisco.
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English is a language made by men, for men and it reinforces inequality.
Schooling should be about individual student needs and their pipelines to success, within a whole school approach to challenge sexism.
Australia is held back not only socially, but also economically by gender inequality, and it needs to be addressed in the classroom.
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Escape the romance trap with these heroines.
Thousands of Iranian women took to the streets to protest against the hijab law in Tehran in the spring of 1979. A women’s movement has recently taken hold in Iran.
Iran's young "daughters of the revolution" are protesting hijab laws and demanding equal rights. They're the ultimate symbol of female resistance on this International Women's Day.
Informal Head Porters carry take their babies with them in Accra’s Kantamanto Market, in Ghana.
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Adequate and quality childcare determines women’s participation in the labour force and the type of work they can take on.
Vladimir Lenin and Nadezhda Krupskaya.
Russian revolutionary Nadezhda Krupskaya, like other leading women in the new Stalin-led state, was marginalised. But in her case, because she was Lenin's widow.
A scene from the movie Hidden Figures.
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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.
Actor and presenter Faustina Agolley speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, panellist Faustina Agolley questioned whether there were laws protecting against revenge porn in Australia. As it turns out, it all depends on where you live.
Spinning, Warping and Weaving the Wool (1594-1596) by Isaac Claesz. van Swanenburg.
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In 15th and 16th century France, two female textile guilds - comprised of single women and wives working independently of their husbands - wielded great power. By the end of the 18th century, they had been dismantled.
It has been a rough year for the women of this world, which makes a day of recognition even more important.
Western countries are wising up to the fact that you have to deal with how the world is, not how you want it to be.
Several initiatives have been launched to foster a sporting culture more conducive to the involvement of women in South Africa, including new laws. But evidence shows much still needs to be done.
Computer scientists can make important contributions to fixing societal ills.
There are many inspiring female computer scientists in and from Africa. They have the power to inspire young women who might think that computer science is 'only for men'.