India was ranked 101 out of 136 countries on Gender Gap index as per the Global Gender Gap Report 2013, which was published on 25 October 2013 by the World Economic Forum.
In 2012 Report, India secured 105th position in the Gender Gap Index of 135 countries.
The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 Report revealed that world’s gender gaps narrowed slightly in 2013 on the back of “definite if not universal improvements” in economic equality and political participation between the sexes.
The worst performing countries are Yemen (136), Pakisthan (135) and Chad (134).
The Report measures the size of the gender inequality gap in four areas:
- Economic participation and opportunity – salaries, participation and highly skilled employment
- Educational attainment – access to basic and higher levels of education
- Political empowerment – representation in decision-making structures
- Health and survival – life expectancy and sex ratio
Highlights of the Report
- The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 finds 86 out of 133 countries improved their global gender gap between 2012 and 2013, with the area of political participation seeing the greatest progress.
- Iceland has the narrowest gender gap in the world, followed by Finland, Norway and Sweden.
- Data indicates overall slight gains in gender parity mask the emergence of twin-track paths towards economic equality in many countries and regions.
Global Gender Gap Index 2013- India status- out of 136 countries
India’s over all Rank: 101 Place
- Political Empowerment: 9th Place
- Educational Attainment: 120th Place
- Economic Participation and Opportunity: 124th Place
- Health and Survival: 135th Place
India also still remains lowest-ranked among the five BRICS nations.
Top ten best performing Countries
- New Zealand
About Global Gender Gap Report
- The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world.
- The index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparison across regions and income groups and over time.
- The rankings are designed to create greater awareness among a global audience of the challenges posed by gender gaps and the opportunities created by reducing them.
- The methodology and quantitative analysis behind the rankings are intended to serve as a basis for designing effective measures for reducing gender gaps.
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.