Women march through the International Women’s Day March and Rally on March 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.David McNew/Getty ImagesLONDON — The common Global Gender Gap stands at 68%, and widened in 2017 for the primary time for the reason that World Economic Forum (WEF) started monitoring the divide.
The Index measures equality between women and men in 144 nations worldwide in 4 key sectors: well being, training and political and financial participation.
Although on common the nations tracked have closed 96% of the hole in well being outcomes between women and men, gaps on financial participation and political empowerment “remain wide,” says the report.
“On current trends,” it says, “the overall global gender gap can be closed in exactly 100 years across the 106 countries covered since the inception of the report, compared to 83 years last year.”
Given the continued widening of the financial gender hole, it says, “it will not now be closed for another 217 years.” That compares to training parity, which may very well be reached in 13 years, it predicts.
60 nations this 12 months noticed a lower of their rating, which means equality worsened.
According to the report, world GDP may enhance by $5.three trillion by 2025 if the gender hole in financial participation is closed by 25% over the identical interval.
Keep scrolling for the 16 nations with the widest gender gaps: