The Global Gender Gap Report 2018

Authored by: World Economic Forum

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Human Development, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: No Region
Year: 2018
Citation: World Economic Forum. The Global Gender Gap Report 2018. Report. December 2018.

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Executive Summary

Since 2006 the Global Gender Gap Index presented in this report seeks to measure the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. It does not seek to set priorities for countries but, rather, to provide a comprehensive set of data and a clear method for tracking gaps on critical indicators so that countries may set priorities within their own economic, political and cultural contexts.

This report finds that, globally, although many countries have achieved important milestones towards gender parity across education, health, economic and political systems, there remains much to be done. On the one hand, countries where the next generation of women are becoming leaders in their domains are poised for further success. This year’s analysis warns about the possible emergence of new gender gaps in advanced technologies, such as the risks associated with emerging gender gaps in Artificial Intelligence-related skills.