Women's equality gap

Monday 17th February 2020 06:37 EST

Women's rights for equality are lagging behind because of male dominations over them for centuries. Bridging this inequality gap at present is moving at a slow pace and needs speeding up. Representation of women is below par in the field of top jobs, in politics, laws, the civil service, media, professional and sports bodies. 

Just 5 per cent of FTSE 100 chief executives and 34 per cent of MPs are women. Sam Smethers Chief executive of the Fawcett Society which carried out the study, said, " despite much lip service about the importance of having women in the top jobs, today's data shows we are still generations away from achieving anything close to equality. We are wasting women's talent and shills."

In my view, women will have to more assertive in fighting for equality in jobs but also on equal pay, flexible working hours and child care facilities.

Baldev Sharma

Rayners Lane, Harrow

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