Global Gender Gap needs 5 Generations to Diminish: WEF Report

By: GWL Team | Sunday, 23 June 2024

Global Woman Leader has scrutinized the latest edition of World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report, discerning that the global gender gap still persists and shall take five more generations to dissipate the gap.

In the past few decades, the world has been progressive towards everything. The society has started understanding the value of keeping men and women equal which will then turn out to be beneficial for the community as a whole. Holding on to the patriarchal culture shall eventually worsen the situation for women and drag the growth of the civilisation.

Every continent, is some or the other way, trying to make some considerable changes that can append to the race of gender parity. Attaining gender equity will make everything contented due to the equivalent efforts of both the genders. With joint efforts of male- and female-employees can conclude any work in half the time and fasten the development. However, the entire accumulated-progressive-mindset is still not enough in order to result in rapid gender parity.

Despite the attempts of pulling gender equality, the world still needs more precepts and changed-laws to fully acquire an unbiased and fair-minded lifestyle. Gender gap still persist and needs more attention to put a stop in it.

Closing Gender Gap

On June 12, 2024, World Economic Forum's latest edition of the Global Gender Gap Report is out with some facts and revelations that says the race of closing the gender gap has been in a modest progress which in other words, can be said as sluggish. In order to achieve full gender parity, it will take five generations, according to the report.

Improvements has been there and one of the most remarkable vicinities where improvement has been observed is political participation sector which is known to have a major gap between men and women. Despite the statement, the report also states highlights that globally, the top-level political positions still evade females to handle the conduct, indicating towards persistent systemic barriers.

Report Elucidation

This year spotlighted more than 60 national elections scheduled worldwide, holding considerable significance. There’s a sizeable hope for increased political representation of women since the largest population in history is ready to vote. This could aid in closing gender gap. Witnessing a positive trend, the labor-force participation in the economic front with global parity, has reached 65.7 percent, observing a rise from the pandemic low of 62.3 percent.

Additionally, there’s a significant rise of women’s representation in the tech sphere i.e., Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineering. Beholding the doubled increased of the number of women in AI engineering roles since 2016, the world can notice a growing recognition of the diverse perspectives’ importance in shaping technological advancements.

Despite the progress, in fields like STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and AI continue to have underrepresentation of women that demands concerted efforts to bridge this gap.


WEF Global Gender Gap index has placed countries as per their ranking where India is at the 129th Place, slipping two places. In addition, Iceland has maintained its place at the top of the index. India ranks after Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan amongst the South Asian neighbours. However, it is leading from Pakistan that ranks at 145th position, slipping three places. Lastly, the last position has been given to Sudan i.e., 146th.

By understanding the rankings and figuring out the reason behind the slow progress of the last ranked countries. Following proper majors and working on those reasons can result in the advancement of the global economy.