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Why is progress towards some aspects of gender equality getting slower and more difficult?

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    21st Mar, 2020
  • Empowernment loopholes: Despite overall progress towards gender equality, there is still lack in more empowering achievements.
    • For example, in the 50 countries where adult women are more educated than men, they still receive on average 39 percent less income than men— despite devoting more time to work.
  • Social norms: Social norms are central to understanding gender inequality dynamics. For example, societies often tell their girls that they can become anything they want and are capable of, while investing in their education. But the same societies tend to block their access to power positions without giving them a fair chance
  • Social judgement:  Just for being a woman, acts an invisible barrier and an affront to fairness and real meritocracy.
    • Globally almost 50 percent of people say they think men make better political leaders, while more than 40 percent feel that men make better business executives.

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