General Article International Women’s Day 2023: have gender gaps narrowed?

Topic Selected: Gender Equality Book Volume: 432

In its latest global gender gap report, published in July 2022, the World Economic Forum found that the global gender gap had slightly narrowed between 2021 and 2022. Despite this, it contended that the Covid-19 pandemic had caused a ‘generational loss’ in closing the gap. This article details the findings of the report and some of the actions taken by the government to try to support the education of women and girls in the UK and worldwide.

By Eren Waitzman

On 10 March 2023, the House of Lords is scheduled to debate the following motion:

‘Baroness Scott of Bybrook to move that this House takes note of International Women’s Day and steps to support the education of women and girls in the United Kingdom and worldwide.’

International Women’s Day (IWD) takes place on 8 March each year. It is a global day that aims to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, in addition to calling for gender equality and women’s rights. Every year, both the IWD digit...

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