Until now women in Iceland have earned an average 19 percent less than their male colleagues. But those days are over. A new law makes equal pay for equal work a must in the country - irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality.
More than a month after the crowd chanted "equal pay" following their World Cup win, the US women's soccer team remain in conflict with their own federation. Talks have broken down and harsh words have been exchanged.
"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.
The United States Women's National Team have received support from the union representing their male counterparts in their ongoing legal dispute over equal pay. Elsewhere, coach Jill Ellis is to step down.
The three-time world champions have been fighting for gender and wage equality for years, yet it never seems to come. Now, members of the current US national team have filed a lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation.
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