Not One Country Is on Track to Reach Its Goal of Gender Equality - Global Citizen
"If we had gender equality in the workplace we could add 26% to GDP — that's a lot of money."
By Emma Batha
VANCOUVER, June 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — World leaders are failing 1.4 billion girls and women on promises of a fairer future, according to a global index launched at the world's biggest gender equality conference.
The research shows the world is way off track to meet a 2030 deadline for achieving gender equality, with not one country having reached the "last mile."
Some 8,000 delegates from more than 165 countries — from world leaders to grassroots activists — are attending the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver.