Here are some free statistics which show why the fight for gender equality is necessary:
- The Office for National Statistics records the current gender pay gap as 17.3% in 2019. This is declining but still high.
- Global Gender Gap report 2020 is published annually by the World Economic Forum since 1996. It benchmarks over 140 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four general themes: economic participation, educational attainment, health, and political power. In 2020 it recorded across all measures a gap of over 30%
- The OECD Gender Data Portal includes selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, health, development and governance; they cover OECD member countries, as well as partner economies including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.
- The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) also from the OECD has cross-country measures of discrimination against women in social institutions.
- World Bank Gender Data Portal Free access to this excellent source which focuses upon demography, education, health, economic opportunities, public life and agency. Search and download data, country reports and data visualisations.
- UN women data reports include Progress of the world’s women reports . It also has an interesting report on gender data gaps statistics.