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.
At celebrations marking 100 years of women's suffrage, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against setbacks in women's rights. The fact Germany has a female chancellor "must not be an alibi" for shortcomings.
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.
Yes, Angela Merkel has been in charge for 13 years, and Germany was a relatively early pioneer for women's suffrage. But there's still plenty of work to do to increase women’s representation in politics.
President Gianni Infantino said the "massive" increase sent "a very important message for women's football." But the global player's union was disappointed by the persistent and vast gap between men and women's pay.
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