- 11 th March 2018
- Review Nepal
The global gender gap has severe negative economic and social consequences. Closing the gap could accelerate progress toward gender parity. However, current rates of progress are slow. According to the United Nations, the average amount of time spent on unpaid domestic and care work is more than threefold higher for women than men and accounts for a large proportion of the gender gap in unpaid work. Globally, women’s participation in single or lower houses of national parliaments reached 23.4% in 2017, just 10 points higher than in 2000. In business, women are still underrepresented in managerial positions where fewer than a third of senior- and middle-management posts are held by women.