Decades after achieving suffrage rights, women in developing and developed societies alike remain far from equal political, social, and economic status of their male counterparts. As of 2020, only a handful of countries have ever had a woman as the Head of State or Head of Government. Of the companies that made up the 2019 Fortune 500 list, only 33 had women CEOs. Additionally, many women who are leaders in the public and private sector alike have had to sacrifice their family lives, unlike their male colleagues. There is still much to do in order to see more women in the roles of Presidents and Directors.
UN Women sets global standards for gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented. One of its five priority areas focuses on Increasing women’s leadership and participation.
The impact of Covid-19 on women's rights (especially domestic violence)
Representations of women in advertising and other media