Gender equality will take 132 years to achieve if we continue making progress at the current rate. Look at the global statistics about how men and women are treated unequally at work.
On average, women are paid less than men. For every dollar that men earn, women earn 77 cents. This is called the gender pay gap.
Since 2006, the regions that have made the most progress in closing their gender pay gap are North America, the Middle East and North Africa.
In the past, one of the biggest reasons for the gender pay gap was because fewer women had access to education. This situation is improving but the inequality still exists.
Women are more likely to do unpaid work at home. For example, looking after family members or household chores. Women may be doing as much as 30% more unpaid work than men.
Now have a go at these questions!
- What information surprises you the most and why?
- What could be done to make these situations more fair?
- What other challenges do women face because of gender inequality?
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