Few wowen leaders: The number of female heads of government is lower today than five years ago, with only 10 women in such positions among 193 countries (down from 15 in 2014).
Lack adequate access: Women in much of the world lack support for fundamental functions of a human life. This is evident in Gender Inequality Index (GII) and its components—reflectinggaps in reproductive health, empowerment and labour market.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, 1 woman in every 180 giving birth dies (more than 20 times the rate in developed countries).
In most regions adult women are less educated, have less access to labour markets than men and lack access to political power.