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Globally, the gender gap widened slightly in 2020 to 68%, with 100% representing a state of equality or “parity,” according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021. Gender parity is a statistical measure or ratio used to compare the gap between women and men in many areas, including access to education, average income, leadership opportunities, and more,

WEF estimates that it will take over 135 years to close the global gender gap at current rates.

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