Chhaupadi, the practice of exiling menstruating women and girls from their home, often to a cow shed, is still practised in some areas of Western Nepal.
The recent controversy, sloganeering and protests about Sabarimala temple in the Indian state of Kerala obscure the way that the media have used stereotypes of women and caste again and again.
The backlash against the Gillette ad shows how painfully little distance we as a society have covered since the #MeToo movement.
Research shows two-thirds of women surveyed reported a moderate to severe impact on their working lives and some even left employment altogether.
Hop Lin Jong's arrival in Western Australia in 1901 was remarkable only because she was Chinese. Her life might have passed in obscurity if not for the murder of her daughter in 1925.
A 2.5 metre dolls' house reveals the hopes and dreams of Petronella Oortman, a 17th-century Dutch woman.
In the last year, workplace culture faced major upheaval for working women. We at The Conversation put together our reporting on that very topic from 2018.
In the #MeToo era and with more women entering Congress, activists are hopeful another state could ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. But is it too late?
Powerful forces in Québec have long kept tabs on women's dress codes, and therefore women's bodies.
Economists have used their monetary methodologies to work out how visiting a therapist affects labour income.
Britain – and many other countries – is facing an acute care crisis that is inextricably linked to the entrenchment of neoliberalism.
Fertility apps aim to help women understand their bodies. But while some find tracking their data a positive experience, others may feel burdened or trapped.
Self-examination DNA collection techniques can help women bring the perpetrators of sexual violence to justice.
Striking 20th-century garment workers wore their best dresses and hats to send a message that they had the right to be taken seriously and have their voices heard.
Research shows water restrictions can mean well-off households have to cut down on leisure and luxury. For disadvantaged households, and particularly women, it is a different story.
In a time when women were expected to be silent, no topic was off limits for Pulter, who penned verses about politics, science and loss. Her manuscript was just published in a free digital archive.
With the exception of anger, women experience emotions more intensely and share their emotions more openly with others.
The O'Dwyer statement has an eye to areas where Labor has been taking the running. One focal point is seeking to improve the capacity of victims of domestic violence to rebuild their lives.
Art can be a powerful means to confront and subvert stigma around menstruation.
Battling shortages and rising food and fuel prices, housewives played a vital part in Britain's first experience of 'total war'.