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.
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.
The US has issued an alert warning citizens of potential protests against DW in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Militants have issued death threats against the "Shabab Talk" host after an episode about gender equality.
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.
Top female diplomats from around the world have gathered in Montreal for a first-of-its-kind meeting. Foreign ministers from almost 20 countries will discuss topics including security and gender-based violence.
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