Progress on gender equity in North America and Europe is slowing down for women at work, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2016, published by the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum is out with its Global Gender Gap Report for 2016. The report, which has been issued annually for more than 10 years, reveals progress to achieve gender parity is still too slow to be able to close the gaps within our lifetime.
The World Economic Forum quantifies gender disparities not only by gaps in earnings between women and men, the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time. It also focuses on: health, education and politics. Last year’s edition marked the 10th anniversary of the Index
With a remaining gender gap of 28 percent, Canada and the United States have made the second-most progress towards gender parity overall.