International women's day presents a good opportunity to consider how far we've come towards achieving gender equality, and to recognize how far we still have to go.
The gender pay gap remains high around the world--much work still needed to achieve equal pay
Women's representation in national parliaments is improving - but we still have a long way to go to achieve parity
Primary school enrollment is a bright spot - a consistent move towards parity over the years, with girls even out-enrolling boys in some regions
Women's participation in the labour market has been consistently growing, but remains troublingly small in some areas
To read more about UNU-WIDER's work on gender see the following projects: The politics of group-based inequalities -...