As a UN Division for the Advancement of Women’s article highlights, maintaining an active lifestyle and participation in sports is very important for women’s physical and mental health, and even their sense of security. Better yet, women’s participa... read more

This year Germany has entered 151 athletes into the Olympic Winter Games: 75 men and 76 women. This will be the first time that female athletes have made up a majority of the German team. This represents real progress for female equality in sport consider... read more

Women from the Middle East: Defeating all odds to represent their countries Despite poor access to sporting facilities, lack of funding from their governments and little encouragement from wider society, women in the Middle East are showing great determin... read more

Why would looks matter in sport? The recent speech by the actress Ellen Page (Juno, Inception)  at the Time to THRIVE conference in Las Vegas recently found her confronting the “crushing standards” which her industry places on young women. This made... read more

The 2012 Olympics Games in London was the first time that every country sent women athletes to compete. It also had the highest percentage of women athletes: 44%. Are we reaching gender equality in the Summer Olympic Games? Not quite! The last Olympics st... read more

  Given the cold climate conditions required for the sports at the Winter Olympics, it is perhaps no surprise that European countries dominate the medal tables, while only three countries from Oceania are participating. This year, Tonga made its debut ap... read more

As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (2015) draws near, the goal of universal access to primary education undergoes increased scrutiny. This examination highlights crucial characteristics in northern Africa on this topic. Wide-Ranging Asse... read more

As part of the United Nations overarching plan for International Development, member states committed to achieving eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. The second of which, was to achieve universal primary education for both boys, and girls.... read more

No one can deny that society often has different expectations depending on whether we are born a boy or a girl. Do these stereotypes really influence our life choices as we progress through to adolescence? For example are these stereotypes really responsi... read more

Access to education in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has increased during the last few decades, especially at primary school level. The Millennium Development Agenda, with its 2nd Goal, has encouraged countries to pursue universal primary educatio... read more