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.
Instead of "male" or "female," intersex people in Germany can now identify themselves as "diverse" on official ID papers. However, more work lies ahead for better protection and recognition, writes DW’s Pacinthe Mattar.
France has been in an uproar this week over CCTV footage showing a man assaulting a woman in the street for standing up to his harassing cat calls. New gender equality laws hope to tackle street harassment, but reporter Jake Cigainero in Paris tells us some are skeptical it will help.
1968 was a year of great upheaval across the globe. People were standing up for civil rights, peace, environmental protection, social justice, racial and gender equality and sexual liberation. Workers and students were the backbone of this revolt, especially in the United States. One of the main protest movement strongholds in 1968 was the state of California.
A German court has ruled three women less than 163 centimeters tall cannot become police officers. Arguments included small officers being hard to see in a crowd, and hips being too narrow to attach all the police tools.