A German carpenter who earns €1,200 less than her male colleague despite being more qualified is preparing to bring her fight for equal pay all the way to the European Court of Human Rights.
Women in Germany work 50 percent more than men when caring for relatives is included, but they later get only half the pension. That’s one finding of a gender equality study to be discussed by the cabinet.
If, what we want is a world of equals, closing the gender pay gap would be a good place to start. But there is a long road ahead. Scroll through the graphic to find out just how long.
Search giant Google has been accused by the US Department of Labor of shortchanging its female staff. A regional director told a San Francisco courtroom that the DoL had found "systemic compensation disparities."
Despite the legal foundation for gender equality, outdated gender roles still dominate daily life in Germany, writes DW's Bettina Burkart. If, as some say, equality exists, it's time for a round of pay cuts - and raises.
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