Gender equality is the state of equal access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender.
As of 2017, gender equality is one of the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. Gender inequality is measured annually by the United Nations Development Program's Human Development Reports. There it says gender equality is achieved through "fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective needs." Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content relating to gender equality issues.
Attitudes to gender equality range from a Polish lawmaker who says women should not vote to the NATO chief who works hard to close the gap. DW's Teri Schultz walked the Brussels divide and spoke to both on Women's Day.
Brazil is known as a football powerhouse. It's the home of Pelé, Ronaldo and Neymar. But do you also know Marta? She's scored more goals for the Brazilian national team than Pelé, and she's the only player ever to have won five golden balls, the highest honor in football. Even so, Brazil’s football federation considered disbanding its national women’s team after the Rio Olympics.
Despite lots of female talent and skills, it's hard for women to raise to top positions in classical musi. conductors like Janna Sailor. Janna Sailor founded an all-female ensemble, the Allegra Chamber Orchestra in Vancouver, Canada to use classical music to harness the power of women working together.
Linda Kruse is a young German who designs video games for a living. But they’re not your typical shoot-em-up or racing games. They're so called serious games, that take on social issues like gender equality, because Linda says she wants to change the world with her games.
Germany's Rhineland is Europe's carnival capital, where carnival is climaxing in the days ahead. A very unusual and fledging carnival group consisting of a rather motley crew of UN workers founded their carnival group the UN Funken last month to promote the UN's 17 sustainable development goals to be achieved by 2030 - from ending poverty to climate protection and gender equality.
Worldwide, women only earn 59% of what men do. At that rate, economic parity won't come until 2186. Iceland, Finland and Norway are in the lead with over 80%. Economic parity could be acheived there in under 50 years. Although the situation has gotten better over the past ten years, there is still a long way to go.