The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people around the world, but a new report from the World Economic Forum suggests that women have been one of the most affected gender groups.
The WEF’s “Global Gender Gap Report 2021” report notes that the pandemic has pushed gender parity back by a generation. Specifically, the report notes that if the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the gender gap between men and women in various professional sectors will now take 135.6 years to close, instead of the 99.5 years previously anticipated.
Gender parity in fast-growing professions Vesselina Ratcheva, director of new economy and society at the World Economic Forum, told Cointelegraph that the “Global Gender Gap Report” marks 15 years of benchmarking the evolution of gender differences. gender in four areas: participation and economic opportunities, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment.
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