India slips 21 positions in gender equality rankings, worst than China and Bangladesh

Gender Disparity in India
Gender Disparity in India

The World Economic Forum has released a report which states that India slips 21 positions in men and women equality rankings.

Survey also suggests that gender disparity in India is even worse than its neighboring countries China and Bangladesh.

Overall it would require hundred more years for women to achieve equality, however, for equality at the workplace, the women would have to suffer 217 years from now.

Last year the same survey predicted that only 83 years would require ending the disparity between men and women in indicators related to healthcare, education, and participation in politics.

Saadia Zahidi, the WEF’s head of education, gender and work, said: “In 2017 we should not be seeing progress towards gender parity shift into reverse. Gender equality is both a moral and economic imperative. Some countries understand this and they are now seeing dividends from the proactive measures they have taken to address their gender gaps.”

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