With Malala, the girl shot by the Taliban in Afghanistan, recently hitting the headlines again Vivienne Delliou-Daly shows that girls’ schooling is still a relatively recent phenomenon.
An overview of the history of gay rights in Britain (and in nations across the world) could easily be perceived as evidence for Francis Fukuyama’s theories of history having an end point – that homosexual men and women obtain full rights and acceptance in all societies and therefore their story ends. A closer look however Continue Reading
Historically the participation of women in warfare as direct combatants has been very rare. Until recently, women have been prohibited from enlisting in the army, and most nations continue to prohibit women from serving as front-line troops. The presence of women on the battlefield has traditionally been consigned to medical and support roles. From the Continue Reading