It’s been reported many times that women have been dealt a particularly difficult hand since the start of this pandemic.
Recent research shows that more than half of working moms believe increased childcare responsibilities during this health crisis have negatively affected their careers.
Now, a new report says the pandemic has also slowed down progress with gender equality, too.
According to the World Economic Forum’s 2021 Global Gender Gap Report, women won’t achieve global gender equality with men for another 135.6 years.
The annual report analyses gender equality in 156 countries and explored four vital areas: health, education, economic opportunities, and political opportunities.
If we look back at the report from last year, it said global gender equality could be achieved in 99.5 years. But just 12 months in, this has been pushed back by 35 years.
The 2021 report explains that Covid-19 has hit women harder across the board.
In the global rankings, Iceland came out on top as the best country in the world for gender equality, with the report saying it was 89% of the way towards achieving full gender parity. Here are the Top 10 Countries from (2020). And in case you’re wondering, Canada ranked 16th in the world!