Over the past three decades, women have steadily climbed the ranks of centre-left parties around the world, while stalling in the centre-right parties. In Australia, when Liberals discuss the problem, one name keeps coming up.
A female rebellion is building in Australian politics, with women no longer toeing party lines and waiting for male leaders to bestow "merit" so they can run for office. Tellingly, they're also making choices that reflect their priorities — as women, writes Patricia Karvelas.
The Country Women's Association wants politicians to be better behaved in the wake of sex scandals that have engulfed the political year.
Malala Yousafzai was shot in the face by the Taliban six years ago in an attempt to silence her activism for girls' education. Since then, she has gone on to help girls all around the world.
Women have the equivalent of up to one-and-a-half years' extra education, and nearly a full year's extra workforce experience, than what is required for their job, and it has nothing to do with having a lower level of confidence, writes Leonora Risse.
We spoke to hundreds of girls and they have a message for our leaders: we're sick of being ignored, writes Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen.
The newly discovered diaries of an Australian Army nurse describe in vivid detail the fear of young Anzacs and the camaraderie of women in World War I.