Every year, thousands of Japanese women have to decide between having a career or a child. In a male-dominated working world, mothers have it tough. For many, having a baby means losing their jobs.
Enlightened as Germany may seem, it clings to an archaic mentality that sees men shin the career ladder while their womenfolk stay down below holding the baby. It's a system with ramifications familiar to Tamsin Walker.
Gender stereotyping, lack of financial and party support, an unfavorable electoral system and discrimination in the male-dominated society are blamed for the lack of women in Japanese politics. Julian Ryall reports.
The muse of existentialists celebrates her 90th birthday on February 7. Here's a look back at French singer Juliette Gréco's impressive 70-year-long career.
A nation that can take pride in leading women in fields including politics, education and cyber security is ranked almost the worst for gender equality. DW's head of Urdu, Kishwar Mustafa, explores this dilemma.
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