India Ranked 135 In Global Gender Gap Index!

Gender Parity Data reveals our actual condition. India ranked 135 out of 143 nations in GGG Index! Are we going backwards?

Gender Parity Data reveals our actual condition. India ranked 135 out of 143 nations in GGG Index! Are we still going backward?

As women’s day is approaching nearby, we talk a lot about women’s participation in different fields, but where we are in. In real picture, do women get equal opportunity in all fields whether in economic participation, educational, health and political empowerment?

A point we need to ponder upon. Are we really progressing? Do we have empowered women faces in politics or in any other field? No, except one or two faces! Still, the patriarchal mindset is deep-rooted in our culture, where a woman is tied citing some circumstances.

Where are women leaders?

In politics, there are not much participation of women compared to our population, in case of corporates also the scenario has not much changed except for few organizations. Not many women are seen to step up the corporate ladder in terms of promotions to senior management, some organization considers to certain extent as it being requirement.

Many women who are more qualified and talented are still held back from going forward. She is seen to assist male colleagues for moving upfront, as male domination is deeply engraved in the minds of many still. This is only because of the fear the male counterparts have that if she is given power, their position will become shaky. But women don’t think so at all.

The gender gap is the difference between women and men in social, political, intellectual, cultural, or economic attainments or attitudes.

India ranked 135 out of 146 countries in Global Gender Gap Index

The World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked India at 135 out of 146 countries in its Global Gender Gap (GGG) Index for 2022.

Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks countries on their progress towards gender parity in four Key sections.

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  • Economic Participation and Opportunity
  • Educational Attainment
  • Health and Survival
  • Political Empowerment

In terms of Economic Participation and Opportunity (Percentage of women in labour force, Wage Equality for similar work, earned income) India ranks a low of 143 out of the 146 countries. India’s score is much lower than the global average, and only Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan are behind India on this metric.

So, it is high time. That everyone be it is government, private and public sectors to frame initiatives to reduce this wide gender parity gap, otherwise India will be last in the metric which is not good for a country as  such.

Only we have the culture where women are considered as Devi from our ancient times and respect given, but then this is seen shifting towards considering women as a weaker section instead of involving her in everything.

“I raise up my voice — not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard … we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”Malala Yousafzai.

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