Furthermore, there are a number of reasons why we should care about gender equality. According to the Harvard Business Review study , almost 80% of women and men say they are convinced of the benefits of gender parity at all levels. These benefits include the doubling of the talent pool of leaders. as more women return to the workforce in senior positions and the increased retention of employees, which lowers retraining cost. Additionally, Klaus Schwab founder of the World Economic Forum states, “low gender gaps are directly correlated with high economic competitiveness.”
Political empowerment : Gender equality cannot be achieved without the backing and enforcement of institutions. But too many social and legal institutions still do not guarantee women equality in basic legal and human rights, in access to or control of resources, in employment or earnings, or in social or political participation. And men continue to occupy most positions of political and legal authority; globally, only 23 per cent of parliamentarians are women. Laws against domestic violence are often not enforced on behalf of women.