15 strategies helping to close the gender gap around the world

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March 11, 2022

15 strategies helping to close the gender gap around the world

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The time it will take to close the gender gap grew by 36 years in just 12 months, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021.
  • Gender equality has suffered since the pandemic began.
  • It will now take an estimated 135.6 years to close the worldwide gender gap between men and women.
  • However, progress is being made in areas including science and politics.
  • Improving paternity policies and representation of women will help.

There is still a huge amount of work to do to achieve gender equality around the world.

The time it will take to close the gender gap grew by 36 years in just 12 months, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021. This means it will now take an estimated 135.6 years for men and women to reach parity, according to the report, which assesses areas including economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and political empowerment.

Click here to read the full article published by The World Economic Forum on 3 March 2022.


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Kayleigh Bateman
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The World Economic Forum
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2022
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