All too often they are held back by harmful gender norms, discrimination and lack of access to rights.
The realities of gender equality are often described as "gaps," illustrating the rift that exists between a world where women and girls are valued equally and the world we live in now.
The wage gap refers to the disparity in annual earnings between men and women (in Canada, women still earn 74.2 cents for every dollar that full-time male workers made).
The confidence gap refers to evidence that indicates women are less self-assured than men, and far more likely to self-doubt.
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