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.
No one in the current generation will see gender equality in their lifetime, researchers have concluded. While health inequality has largely been addressed, progress in the labor market and politics has stalled.
Finland is in the international spotlight for now having a government run by women. Sanna Marin has just been sworn in as the youngest sitting prime minister in the world and all the political parties in the government coalition are headed by females. However, as Teri Schultz reports, this situation doesn't mean the battle for equality is over for female politicians, even in this Nordic nation.
It's exactly 50 years in November since the first international tournament for women's football was played in Italy. Although it was an unofficial event that only featured four competing teams, its success helped push the governing bodies of football to finally embrace the women's game. Ashley Byrne talked to two women who remember those early years.