By 2020, the most developed countries in the world (Canada, the U.S.A., England, etc.) have completely gender-blindness. All laws have been altered to become completely gender neutral, new laws force businesses to hire without regard to gender, and people have come to think of the opposite gender no differently than their own.
Slightly less developed countries have become as the United States was in the early 2000s. They are mostly gender neutral, but a few things are still affected by gender. Most of them have tried to institute laws which force citizens to become neutral, but many people still influence and 'bend' these laws to hire, work with, and live near, those of their preferred gender.
Soon these countries will be as gender blind as the United States, but for now they are at least close.
Comparatively speaking, very little has been done in the least developed countries of the world. Despite charities and foundations dedicated to helping to increase the quality of life for women, very little actually got changed.
Recently, however, women in these third-world countries began to organize themselves and stand up for their rights. What we couldn't do simply by sending money (literally the least most of us could do), these women are able to make changes happen.
And like a domino effect, women in countries all over the world are beginning to stand up for themselves and try to change their environment. All of the aid that other countries have sent was helpful, but in the end things only change when those who they will change for are involved in creating the change.
As Gandhi said: "Be the change you want to see in the world."