Explained: How gender equal is India as per the 2022 Global Gender Gap Index?

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained: How gender equal is India as per the 2022 Global Gender Gap Index?” published in Indian Express on 14th July 2022

What is the News?

Global Gender Gap Index, 2022 has been released.

What is the Global Gender Gap Index?

Released by: World Economic Forum(WEF)

Purpose: To benchmark the current state and evolution of gender parity across four key dimensions: 1) Economic Participation and Opportunity, 2) Educational Attainment, 3) Health and Survival and 4) Political Empowerment.  

Methodology: On each of the above four dimensions as well as overall, the index provides scores between 0 and 1 where 1 shows full gender parity and 0 is complete imparity. 

What are the key findings of the index?
Global gender gap
Source: Indian Express

Global findings: Iceland has retained its place as the world’s most gender-equal country, followed by Finland, Norway, New Zealand and Sweden.

– At a global level, only 68.1% of the gender gap has been closed, meaning it will take another 132 years to reach gender parity. This is a slight improvement from last year, but three decades longer than the situation in 2020, before the impacts of COVID-19 on gender equality.

India’s Rank: India has been ranked at 135 out of 146 countries. In 2021, India was ranked 140 out of 156 countries.

– India has approximately 662 million (or 66.2 crores) women. In 2022, India’s overall score has improved from 0.625 (in 2021) to 0.629.

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