Long gone are the days when the average video game player was a White male. Women now make up as much as half of the world's gamers, with racial minorities also representing a growing share of players. But gaming platforms have struggled to adequately address sexist and racist abuse on their platforms, leaving gamers themselves to take up the challenge.
17 Jan 2022
As media attention focuses on a group of women sexually assaulted in Milan on New Year's Eve, we take a look at efforts to combat sexism in Italy. Also human rights activists say accusations of sorcery are being used in Kenya to force elderly widows off their land. Plus we've all heard the jokes about women drivers. So in an attempt to end stereotypes, Argentina has included mandatory gender awareness training in its driving school programs.
9 May 2021
Angela Merkel famously shied away from calling herself a feminist — but Chile's first female president embraces the term, saying that feminism is for everyone. DW spoke to Bachelet about her remarkable history.
18 Apr 2021
Barefoot and wearing traditional white dresses, a group of Maya indigenous women walk onto the pitch. They are the Hondzonot Devils, an amateur softball team challenging stereotypes in a community in southeastern Mexico. This time, they are facing the Pisté Warriors, made up of Maya indigenous women from a neighbouring state.
5 Apr 2021
The country's poor ranking in the WEF's gender gap index has caused embarrassment and triggered calls for change to support female empowerment.
28 Feb 2021
Japanese women dance during an event inspired by the global One Billion Rising campaign, a mass action to end violence against women, with #KuToo anti-high heels campaigner Yumi Ishikawa joining the team. The performance took place days after former Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori stepped down following his sexist remarks.
19 Feb 2021
Tokyo 2020's new president Seiko Hashimoto vows to "regain trust" in the Olympic organising committee after an embarrassing sexism row, with just over five months until the virus-postponed Games. Hashimoto, a seven-time Olympian, had been one of just two women in Japan's cabinet, serving as Olympic minister before stepping down to take the key post.
18 Feb 2021
Hashimoto has resigned from her role as Japan's Olympics Minister to head up the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee after the previous president stepped down for derogatory remarks about women.
12 Feb 2021
Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori has resigned after making sexist comments that caused an international outcry with less than six months until the virus-postponed Games.
8 Jun 2019
Women's World Cup: on target for less sexism?