Gender equality and discrimination in Germany

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Women aren’t managers because they love leisure time

2017.05.23

It is not down to male dominance if only just 20% of managing directors in the world are women. It is often women themselves who prioritise private rather than professional life. These are the findings ...

She will be the first female umpire in Bundesliga

2017.05.22

A woman may be the real discovery of the next Bundesliga season. Her name is Bibiana Steinhaus and she will be the first female umpire in the highest level of German football championship. The ...

Anti-rape jogging shorts from Germany

2017.02.27

Now, women can go jogging without worrying about being attacked. In Germany, “Safety Shorts”, were launched precisely for this reason. Re-named “anti-rape” shorts, this revolutionary piece of clothing offers triple protection from possible violent, ...

The number to call to get home safely in Germany

2016.05.25

Women no longer have to worry about walking home alone, at least in Germany. Now there is a hotline, introduced thanks to a project by two girls, that helps women all over the country ...

The woman who got Mercedes Benz on the road

2016.04.12

Today's car culture is partly thanks to an inventive woman's garter. It was 1888 when Bertha Benz decided to visit her mother, secretly taking the car prototype her husband Carl had been working on ...

Germany introduces women-only carriages

2016.03.31

German trains will soon have carriages for women only. The regional transport company Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn is introducing special carriages for women on the line between Leipzig and Chemnitz. The wagons will be placed in ...

Why bigger, better car parks offend women

2015.07.31

“Bigger, nicer and closer to the terminal.” This is the slogan used on Frankfurt airport's website to advertise a car park for women drivers. The idea may seem odd to most people but it's ...