Issues surrounding gender equality, or rather the lack of it, are being debated at the World Economic Forum in Davos. DW's Ben Fajzullin talks to SAP executive board member Adaire Fox-Martin.
Only one in five participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos is a woman. Female role models are desperately needed to close the gender gap in politics and business.
Switzerland is one of the lowest-ranked countries in the West in terms of wage equality. Public workers in Zürich have disputed that supporting the strike violates political neutrality laws.
Few would argue that this is still a men's world, in which women are often denied equal opportunities. A report by the World Economic Forum is now providing fresh evidence for that, but also sees some progress.
The World Economic Forum warned of women's declining participation in politics, unequal access to health and education. Germany was ranked 14th in gender wage equality, while the US slid to 51st.
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