Larissa Zeichhardt and her sister run the building business founded by her father. She says it takes a lot of determination to make her way in the construction industry, which is still dominated by men.
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.
In theory, women can become anything they want in Germany, even the chancellor. But if you look closer, it is clear that few women ever get leadership positions in the country's business, political or media worlds.
Discrimination against women students has been admitted by a Japanese medical school. The Tokyo Medical University has apologized for docking the entrance scores of female applicants over decades.
This week a German politician turned up to work with her 6-week-old baby. The state parliament president's reaction shows that the country still has a long way to go in pursuit of gender equality.
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