Global Gender Gap (GGG) Report, 2022
Recently the World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the Global Gender Gap (GGG) Report, 2022.
The Global Gender Gap Index is based on the current status and development of gender equality on four key dimensions.
GGG on each of the four sub-indices of this index and the overall index, assigns a score between 0 and 1. While the number 1 indicates a state of complete gender equality, 0 indicates a state of complete gender inequality.
This index was launched in the year 2006. It aims to help identify the most effective policies for bridging the gender gap.
Key Findings of Report
- In the year 2022, around 1% gender gap will be closed globally. This is a slight improvement compared to the year 2021.
- According to the report it will take 132 years to achieve full gender equality at the current rate of progress.
- No country has so far achieved full gender equality. The world’s 10 largest economies have closed almost 80% of the gender gap.
Conclusions related to India –
- India is the worst performing country in the world in the “health and survival” sub-index.
- India is ranked 146 in this sub-index. There has been a decline in India’s score in the Political Empowerment sub-index. The reason for this is that women have held the post of head of state for a very short time in India.
- India is ranked 135th out of 148 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index- In which India’s rank score is 0.629.
- Neighboring countries are ranked better than India – Bangladesh (71), Nepal (96), Sri Lanka (110), Maldives (117) and Bhutan (126).
Source – The Hindu