India Slips 4 Places To Rank 112th In Global Gender Gap Index

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India Slips 4 Places In Global Gender Gap Index
India has slipped four places to rank 112th globally in the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap 2019 report, showing rising disparity in terms of women’s health and participation in the economy.

This clearly means that while the government is conducting programmes like ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ with great gusto in the country, there has been a decline in the opportunities available to women to progress in life.

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In this report on male-female parity, while Iceland is placed first, India is ranked 112th, China 106th, Sri Lanka 102nd, Nepal 101st, Brazil 92nd, Indonesia 85th and Bangladesh 50th.

The lowest rank -- at 153rd -- goes to Yemen, which is battling a civil war. Pakistan is placed 151st.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) ranking is based on the performance of nations in four key categories: economic participation of women and opportunities available to them, level of education, health and life expectancy, and political empowerment. 

India has been included among the last five countries among 153 nations in the world, in the categories of economic participation of women and health and life expectancy.

According to the report, it will take around 100 years to end gender inequality in the world.

Watch the full report here:

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