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30 years after fall of Berlin Wall, Germany is still unequal

Women have had to fight for top positions in a country where the elite echelons in politics, economics and science are still dominated by men.

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When the Berlin Wall fell, a country which was once divided had become one again. And this began a difficult re-convergence of two systems - one which was dictatorial and unfree, and the other which was democratic but backward where women were concerned.

THE year 2019 has been an exceptional one for Germany. On Nov 9, it would have been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The fall also meant that the inner German border which had separated the country into two for 40 years had been demolished.

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