Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has led celebrations to mark the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Speaking in Berlin, she paid tribute to the people who had fought for women's suffrage.
At this year's global religion summit on Lake Constance, female delegates from Africa, Asia and the Middle East made clear women must have a greater say.
EU member states have accepted the list of commissioners put forward by the European Commission's president-elect. For the first time, the commission could have almost as many women as men as members.
"Men first" is the premise in German officialdom, which treats heterosexual women as appendages to their husbands. Germany has a long way to go to make gender equality a bureaucratic reality, writes DW's Nancy Isenson.
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