DW's Brent Goff looks at Iran's women weightlifters and talks to Ursula Garza Papandrea, the president of USA Weightlifting who has coached in Iran.
This week, more than 500 female leaders from around the world are meeting in Reykjavik for the Women Leaders Global Forum to discuss how to get more women into leadership positions. DW's Manuela Kasper-Claridge reports.
Iceland is often held up as the poster child of gender equality, but as Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir told DW ahead of the 2018 Women Leaders Global Forum, even her country has to keep fighting.
It's extremely rare for women to be allowed to compete with men in professional sports. However, for the first time, two places have been reserved for women at the World Professional Darts Championship.
Hundreds of female fans cheered for local champions Persepolis as they sought to claim their first continental crown. The move could be a step toward ending the decades-old exclusion of women from top games.
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