Germany has one of the largest gender pay gaps in the Europen Union, well above the 16 percent EU average. The smallest pay gap is found in Slovenia, where women earn only three percent less on average than men.
Big German companies need to put more women on their executive boards, said Germany's Women's Affairs Minister Katarina Barley. The official threatened legal measures if the firms fail to fix the problem within the year.
Women's salaries are slowly catching up with those for men in Germany but there is still a long way to go for equality. Germany's gender pay gap is larger than the EU average.
Scores of trans people have received birth certificates recognizing their genders in Mexico City. They were the first to have their genders acknowledged by authorities as part of the capital's new program.
Decades of protest have paid off: Tunisia's parliament has passed a historic law on violence against women. It punishes all forms of violence and sets the country up for a potential cultural revolution.
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