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Not-for-Profit Boards Need to Be More Diverse
Women have made great strides in being represented on not-for-profit boards. But board members from different ethnic backgrounds and visible minorities have made much less progress. Boards with greater diversity are the ...
Responsiveness Is an Important Quality of Mothers
Mothers who consistently respond to their children’s emotions, through mirroring, have smarter, more socially competent children.
What Is the Relationship between Domestic Violence and Dowry?
Dowry is one of the reasons that daughters are viewed as burdensome in countries like India. At the same time, access to and control over their dowries (and other forms of assets including land) can play a significant role ...
The Transition from "Mother-Carer" to "Mother-Worker"
Ontario’s welfare-to-work policy was not shaped by neoliberal reform alone. It was influenced by ideas on “good” mothering, and imposed these values into policy.
Yoga May Ease Pain of Women with Fibromyalgia
An eight-week yoga program may decrease pain in women with fibromyalgia. It alters cortisol levels and, by making women more mindful, seems to encourage them to feel less helpless about their pain.
What Effect Does the Media Have on Women in the Workplace?
Young people are influenced by what the media presents to them. Role models are also important to young people as they give a basis that reaching specific goals are possible. Thus, how professional and managerial women are ...
Remembering Aboriginal Women and Girls Lost to Violence
Women and girls in Aboriginal communities face an epidemic of violence. Through the Sisters In Spirit initiative, NWAC is trying to understand this violence and honour those women and girls who have been lost.
York Researcher Shows How Women Lawyers Overcame Barriers
Although women lawyers faced many challenges at the turn of the twentieth century, many of them found ways to work in law.
Negative Comments About Weight, from a Peer, Can Impact How a Young Woman Views Her Body
When it comes from a peer, a negative comment about a young woman's weight can make her feel unhappy with her body – even when the young woman is not overly concerned with her weight. This is the first study to demonstrate ...
Work-oriented Welfare Programs Exclude Single Mothers from the Benefits of Paid Work
Single mothers are excluded from the benefits of paid work in both the economic market and state welfare programs. This is because both the market and the state have merged into one single social space. As a result, they ...