What determines success? Just intelligence? What about grit and determination? A recent study shows that fields in which people believe 'innate genius' determines success have fewer women than men. What's THAT about?
Jayne Larson got an intimate view of the life of a Saudi princess when she worked as a chauffeur for the royal family. There was no job application. "I was asked if I was a Jew and I’m not, so I got the job."
Among the thousands of young Hondurans coming to the US last year were Garifuna, descendants of African slaves with their own distinct culture. But some Garifuna are opting to stay. Here's why.
Saudi Arabia may be the only country where women aren't allowed to drive, but it’s not the only place where woman are forbidden from getting behind the wheel. It even happens in some communities in the US.
Half of all pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines are unintended. That may change as the country begins to roll out its new reproductive health law, but the Catholic Church — and even the pope — are still fighting the push for free contraception.
Shymaa Abou el-Yazed is not your average young Egyptian woman: She’s the captain of the Egyptian karate team and a reigning world champion — despite coming from a country where women’s rights are under constant threat.
Nora Suselo is a housekeeper. During apartheid, it was practically the only way black women were allowed in urban communities. And it was an important source of income, too. Today, the circumstances have changed by the money is still important.
College students in South Africa today grew up after apartheid but they still wrestle with big questions about equality. Here they describe the challenges they face even as the country embarks on a more hopeful future.
At Sonke Gender Justice, men are trying to fight gender violence by working with families, and other men, to change the culture that allows it to happen.
Muslim and Christian women in central Nigeria are banding together to confront violent extremism — in a bid to return safety and security to their communities.