India ranks 108 in WEF Gender Gap Index

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Out of 149 countries, India has been ranked 108th in World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Gender Gap Index.

In 2017, India’s rank was the same.

Four key pillars are taken into consideration while measuring gender gap index, which are, economic opportunity, political empowerment, educational attainment, and health and survival.

If we see India’s ranking by each sub-index, then it has been ranked 142 in economic participation and opportunity, 114 in educational attainment, 147 in health and survival and 19 in political empowerment.

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Iceland topped the global list whereas Nordic countries Norway (2nd, 83.5 per cent), Sweden (3rd, 82.2 per cent), and Finland (4th, 82.1 per cent) captured the successive ranks.

“It (India) needs to make improvements across the board, from women’s participation to getting more women into senior and professional roles,” WEF said.

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