Global Gender Gap Report, 2021

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Global Gender Gap Report 2021

Global Gender Gap Report, 2021

Recently, India has become the third-worst performing country in South Asia, slipping 140th places, out of a total of 156 countries in the ” Global Gender Gap Report, 2021″, published by the World Economic Forum.

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021, another generation of women will have to wait for gender equality.

Global Gender Gap Report:

Global Gender Gap Index:

  • This report is published annually by the “World Economic Forum (WEF)”.
  • It was first published in the year 2006 by WEF.
  • It indicates to the countries their progress towards gender equality through the following four dimensions:
  1. Educational Attainment,
  2. Health and Survival and,
  3. Political Empowerment, and
  4. Economic Participation and Opportunity.
  • The report aims to serve as “a measure to monitor the progress on relative gap between women and men on education, health, politics and economy.”

 

Key findings of report:

  • Another generation of women will have to wait for gender parity, as there is an additional 36 years left to end the gender gap.
  • Despite progress in education and health, women continue to face economic barriers as well as falling political participation and workplace challenges.
  • Iceland remains the world’s most gender-equal country, followed by Finland, Norway, New Zealand and Sweden.

Indian Prospects:

  • India is now one of the worst performers in South Asia, it is now ranked 140th, out of 156 India was ranked 112 out of 153 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2020.
  • India’s political empowerment index declined by 13.5%, the number of women ministers fell from 23.1% in 2019 to 9.1% in 2021.
  • The estimated income of women in India is only one-fifth of the income of men.
  • In the index of educational attainment, India is ranked 114th.
  • The report indicates that the gap of economic participation has actually increased by 3% in India this year. The report shows that the gap of economic participation has actually increased by 3% in India this year. The share of women in professional and technical roles declined to 29.2%. Women also hold 14.6% in senior and managerial positions and are the top female managers in only 8.9% of firms in the country senior and managerial positions and are the top female managers in only 8.9% of firms in the country.

Neighborhood of India:

  • In South Asia, only Pakistan and Afghanistan were below India.
  • Countries with the largest gender gaps in economic participation include Iran, India, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Bangladesh is the only country where, in the last 50 years, more women than men have held key positions in the state.
  • Among the regions, South Asia is the second lowest-performing region in the index, accounting for 62.3% of the total gender gap.
  • Due to the large population, India’s performance has a substantial impact on the overall performance of the region.

Source: Indian Express

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