In Japan, women are still unwelcome in male-dominated industries, despite a lack of skilled workers. The fishing industry is one of them. A female IT expert from Tokyo is changing attitudes and revitalizing moribund fishing villages in the process.
India soars above other countries when it comes to hiring women pilots, despite the country's deeply entrenched patriarchal mindset. What is inspiring Indian women to break barriers and earn their wings?
This year, for the first time, March 8 is a public holiday in the city-state of Berlin. But the concept of Women's Day in Germany is a centurylong work in progress.
Faced with a shrinking workforce, Japan has made it easier for migrant workers to get a visa. Conservative critics are concerned about the impact of mass immigration on Japanese society. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
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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