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  • All women and girls must be able to build the future they want

    The data—with its sexism and its gaps—shows us that many of the barriers girls experience are determined merely by their gender. This inequality, present in all societies, is by far the most widespread bias.

  • Food for thought

    A recent Twitter thread on sexism and food by Rituparna Chatterjee, Editor in Chief of HuffPost India, got me thinking about my own experiences with the issue.

  • The burden of 'manning up'

    Watching television snuggled between my parents or grandparents; talking to them for hours; rubbing their feet when they were tired from work. On quite a few of these occasions, my father will say something that he means as a compliment, but one that takes me by surprise every time. He wonders aloud if I'd still be spending time with them this way if I were a son. I argue, every time, that that's beside the point.

  • Sexism in classrooms

    When we speak of lively and thriving learning environments, we rarely factor in sexism as an issue that needs to be addressed.

  • Ending Violence against women and girls: If not you, who?

    Violence against women remains one of the most pervasive global human rights violations. The Sustainable Development Goals include the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls as a specific target. UN Women, together with all its partners, is working to support countries in the area of comprehensive laws and policies for ending violence, prevention, provision of quality essential services and improved data collection and analysis.

  • Gayle compares himself to Zlatan, Ronaldo

    West Indian firebrand Chris Gayle has likened himself to football superstars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo in his recently-released autobiography, 'Six Machine: I Don’t Like Cricket, I Love It'.

  • Women power lifts IPL

    As women flock to the stands and take prominent positions in commentary boxes and boardrooms, cricket's richest Twenty20 league is no longer solely a man's world.

  • Gayle loses BBL contract after fresh sexism row

    Big Bash League club Melbourne Renegades have chosen to not re-sign the West Indies controversial batsman Chris Gayle for the T20 tournament's next season with the player deeply embroiled in an array of controversies.

  • Ending sexism in nationality laws

    Sexist nationality laws reinforce harmful gender stereotypes. Once married, a woman loses her independent identity if she loses her nationality of origin; a child “belongs” to a father rather than a mother if only the father can give the child citizenship.

  • sexual assault

    Entitlement Syndrome

    Ridiculous myths that attempt to justify sickening acts of sexual violence against women need to be addressed.