On Sunday, feminists and their supporters of all genders were expected to take part in protests connected to International Women's Day all over Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded that more had to be done 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.