Research has a distinctive role to play because it gives pointers on what is needed to create long-term change.
Saudi women may now travel without a man's permission, easing one of the most repressive aspects of the country's 'guardianship' system. Women in Saudi Arabia gained the right to drive last year.
Feminists in Africa must step up to the challenge and redress the manner in which African women are portrayed in the digital age.
The book promises to help reclaim language used against women, exploring the origins of gendered slurs. But its use of contemporary slang and lack of an index undermines its credibility.
Ugandan women MPs are working with men to amplify their own voices and pass meaningful laws.
Most young women we interviewed said they gained pleasure watching sexually explicit material, but their focus was often on their male partner's needs, desires and expectations, rather than their own.
The GOP's handling of sexual assault allegations against prominent GOP figures has led some to conclude that the party does not respect women. But GOP women are sticking with their party.
Ford works toward dismantling the idea that feminism is harming men. Instead, she proposes that a patriarchal society can be as harmful and destructive for individual men as it can be for women.
Living as a woman in North Korea can be psychologically and physically gruelling.
In the 1970s, a young urban planning professor, Dolores Hayden, believed that city design was the key to unlocking patriarchal structures that trapped women in the home. How much has the city changed?
Conservative segments of Moroccan society, have blocked women from inheriting.
Reducing Madikizela’s entire life and legacy to her relationship with Mandela has more to do with patriarchal tropes about powerful women than reality.
Humans aren't alone in wanting to take revenge – some animals like to get their own back too.
South Africa has one of the worst records of violence against women in the world. But not all women in the country seem to want to change this.
The name has become a byword for promiscuity and falsehood – typical of patriarchal readings of the Bible.
Society, parents, schools and popular media all perpetuate the myth that girls don't have the brains or ability to be scientists. Of course, that simply isn't true.
It is possible to trace the links between patriarchy, violence, gender roles, and the state further into the past. It's also possible to trace the ongoing resistance to these by some women.
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most influential personalities in history, celebrated for his advocacy of non-violent resistance. But his dark side is now receiving increased attention.
Muslim women are often criticised for their lack of political involvement, but Algerian women have embraced both anti-colonial and feminist movements.
As military organisations become less oriented towards violence, the traditional, aggressive, warrior-like culture of the military has to be balanced with new task requirements.