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An Australian study of 40,000 women found that the age at which young women have children is related to broader patterns of social inequality and to the disadvantagement of young rural women. Of particular concern is the increasing polarization between better-educated young women who defer...
This study investigates rural women's needs in maternity care in Tasmania; the current rural maternity services in Tasmania; and the gap between women's needs and the services provided.
Water collection in rural areas of Uganda is left primarily to women and children. Katosi Women Development Trust, an NGO based in rural Uganda has focused on addressing the gender-linked issue of increased water sources near the home through the construction of rain water collection...
This article reports on a subset of results from a field-based research project that interviewed rural women community leaders in Atlantic Canada about their experiences and perceptions of leadership, public life and running for elected office. The project is motivated in part by an effort...
There has been a significant growth in poverty in Australia over the last decade. At the time of this report's release a consensus of estimates puts the number of people living in poverty at between two and three and a half million. In reporting on...
This study examines 2345 women in rural Victoria to determine the effects of sports club participation on quality of life. The study then compares the efficacy of club participation to other forms of physical activity.
This research addresses the question of how to improve women’s economic agency in Papua New Guinea, and the security of their livelihoods, without compromising their safety.
New research carried out by the Women, Work and Leadership research group, at the University of Sydney, shows Australian women rank attaining respect in the workplace as highly as overall job security.
Identifying factors related to risky sexual behaviour may contribute to preventive and interventional approaches to reduce negative mental health outcomes among young women.
This review assessed programme performance in relation to:
Its relevance to national and regional development in the Pacific
the representativeness of the women selected for the programme
the management and financial components of the programme