The Global Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has measured gaps between men and women based on four key indicators: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Health and Survival, Educational Attainment and Political Empowerment. This 15th edition covers 156 countries. Preliminary evidence suggests that the COVID-19 crisis and the related economic downturn have impacted women more severely than men, partially re-opening gaps that had already been closed. Thus, the global gender gap has increased by a generation to 135.6 years from the previous 99.5 years.
Global Gender Gap Report 2021