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