Celebrating the feminist movement's achievements of the past century is one of the purposes of International Women's Day, which has been an official holiday in Berlin since last year. Another is to keep on fighting for equality.
The Federal Republic of Germany will not charge luxury taxes on sanitary products anymore, including tampons, sanitary napkins and similar products. In 2020, the tampon tax will decrease by 12 percent.
On countless banners reading "Viva la Vulva" or "Do not apply laws to my body", especially young women expressed their pro choice position and rejected abortion laws passed by parliaments with male majorities.
For women and men who support them, the struggle continues. Equal pay is a subject Germany discusses on a regular basis, since it still has not been achieved. Discrimination in general has not completely vanished.