Gender parity opens the gateway for societies and economies to thrive. According to the World Economic Forum, pushing for the right allocation and full development of almost half of the world’s talent pool can contribute to the competitiveness, growth and future-readiness of businesses and economies across the globe. Although gender parity movements have accomplished monumental strides, the campaign for equality is still ongoing. Here’s a look at how things have changed for women.
Around 60 years ago, women were not allowed to…
- Apply for a loan or credit card in their own name or loan application
- Work in civil service or legal profession
- Inherit and bequeath property like men
- Claim equal pay
- Prosecute a spouse for rape
However, this is not to say that all parts of the world have developed to the same level of equality. Some regions still require significant effort. It’s safe to say that progress has been made, the world has come a long way since women could vote for the first time. There are a lot of things that still need to change however, we celebrate the small and big wins of women across the globe.
Celebrating women’s wins across the globe
There is much work yet to be done to advance parity among genders however, it’s empowering to see advocates of woman’s rights can bring about change. Here’s a look at how the women’s equality cause in various parts of the globe have progressed.