There is still a way to go before women achieve equality with men. Centuries, in . This is according to the -released annual Global Gender Gap Report from the World Economic Forum. It said it would take than 200 years before women and men worldwide have economic . The report found many areas in which women lag far behind . One huge area is pay. Women around the world currently earn about 20-30 per cent less on than their male counterparts. A factor contributing to this is the of women in management positions. The WEF said: "In the workplace, women still encounter obstacles in taking on managerial or senior official roles."
The World Economic Forum (WEF) found that the between the sexes had closed by only a small amount in the past year, the last report was published. Researchers found that the largest between the sexes was in politics. It said: "Only 23 per cent of the gap - unchanged since last year - has been closed, and no country has yet closed political empowerment gaps." Other wide still exist in healthcare and education opportunities. The WEF said: "The equal of women and men in this process of deep and societal transformation is critical. More than , societies cannot afford to lose out on the skills, ideas and perspectives of of humanity.