Coronavirus: Bridging the gender gap in Arab countries will take 142 years

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The Corona pandemic puts back years of efforts made to achieve equality between men and women, according to a report by the World Economic Forum, published Wednesday.

The Geneva-based organization’s annual report monitors gender disparity in 156 countries in four domains: education, health, economic opportunities and political empowerment.

According to the report, the largest gender gap, about 40 percent, is found in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, which are witnessing slow progress in terms of equality. It will take 142 years to bridge this gap.





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