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India ranks 108th in Global Gender Gap Index: WEF

India ranks 108th in Global Gender Gap Index: WEF

  • As per the latest reports of Global Gender Gap Index report released by the World Economic Forum, India has ranked 108th in the list of 145 countries.
  • It is the 10th Edition of the reports
  • Ireland topped the ranking, which is followed by Norway, Finland and Sweden respectively.
  • China ranked 91st whereas Brazil ranked 84th among the developing countries.
  • India Jumps by 6 places from 114th to 108th in the year 2015.
  • Global Gender Gap Index :The Global Gender Gap Index is based on the gap between men & women in each country across the four sub-categories includes
    • Economic participation & opportunity
    • Educational attainment
    • Health and Survival
    • Political Empowerment
  • In political empowerment, India has jumped in overall rankings over the previous year because the percentage of women in ministerial positions has more than doubled from 9 per cent in 2014 to 22 per cent in 2015.India ranks at 9the position.
  • In economic participation and opportunity, The Gap between men & women in labour force participation, remuneration and advancement, India ranks 139. The Gap has widened by 7%.
  •  Educational attainment, the gap between men’s & women’s current access to education, India ranks 125.
  • In health & survival, India ranks 143. This is calculated by estimating the difference between women's and men's health through the sex ratio at birth and the gap between their life expectancy.
  • World Ecomonic Forum
    • The World Economic Forum is an International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
    • It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation
    • It’s headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
    • It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests, working in close cooperation with all major international organisations.
    • WEF engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to improve the state of the world.
    • It serves and builds sustained communities through an integrated concept of high-level meetings, research networks, task forces and digital collaboration.

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