Bit­ter gap

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

THE LAT­EST Global Gen­der Gap re­port of the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum, a Genev­abased non-profit, has ranked In­dia at 114, 13 places be­low last year's rank­ing and the low­est among BRICS coun­tries. In­dia is also one of the few coun­tries where fe­male labour force par­tic­i­pa­tion is shrink­ing. Among the BRICS coun­tries, the high­est-placed na­tion is South Africa (18th), fol­lowed by Brazil (71st), Rus­sia (75th) and China (87th). The re­port, the ninth in the se­ries, cap­tures gen­der-based dis­par­i­ties in 142 coun­tries on eco­nomic, so­cial, po­lit­i­cal, ed­u­ca­tion and health-based cri­te­ria. The avail­able data in the past nine years shows that the world has seen only a slight im­prove­ment in equal­ity for women at the work­place.

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