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.
The regional constitutional court in Brandenburg has rejected a law enshrining gender equality among political parties. A far-right party had complained about having too few women to meet the state's requirements.
The World's Women 2020 report has found a severe lack of progress in women's rights and job market participation. The dire situation has only been made worse by the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, the UN has reported.
A doctor who performed female genital mutilation on a nine-year-old girl in the northern Caucasus republic of Ingushetia is on trial. Human rights activists hope the case can help to outlaw the abuse in Russia.
A year after a law requiring gender parity for candidates in parliamentary elections was introduced in the German state of Thuringia, a court ruled the law unconstitutional. The far-right AfD party claimed a "victory."