Gender Inequality

Progress on gender equality is slowing – this is how the world can get back on track

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Women have identified a clear problem at leadership level in all areas of both public life and industry, Image: Pixabay/QiMono

Gayle Markovitz
Lead Editor, World Economic Forum
Simon Torkington
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
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Figure showing the percentage of the gender gap closed to date, 2023.
The state of gender gaps in 2023. The overall global gender gap is 68.4% closed. Image: World Economic Forum

Figure showing the evolution in scores, 2006–2023.
Regional progress on closing the global gender gap. Image: World Economic Forum

Figure showing the regional gender gap performance, by subindex.
The gender gap on educational attainment has been closed by 95.2% Image: World Economic Forum
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