Men generally enjoy preferential treatment – as Vivienne Ming knows from personal experience. Until 2007 the American neuroscientist was a man. She has been analyzing the financial disadvantages of being a woman in the US tech industry.
There are less women than men working as directors and behind the camera in the German film industry. They receive smaller budgets and less financial assistance. To change that, would a gender quota be fair?
From the outset, the German response to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault was noted for its quiet. Tamsin Walker asks how that has changed a year on from its arrival.
Swiss activists and union members took to the streets of Bern to demand equal pay for women and more transparency from companies. A possible one-day women's strike, similar to the one held in 1991, is on the cards.
Instead of "male" or "female," intersex people in Germany can now identify themselves as "diverse" on official ID papers. However, more work lies ahead for better protection and recognition, writes DW’s Pacinthe Mattar.
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