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Gender Gap Index 2021

Date: 02 April 2021 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • India has slipped 28 places to rank 140th among 156 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021.
  • India has closed 62.5% of its gender gap till date.The country had ranked 112th among 153 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2020.
  • Most of the decline occurred on the political empowerment subindex, where India regressed 13.5 percentage points, with a significant decline in the number of women ministers (from 23.1% in 2019 to 9.1% in 2021).
  • Discrimination against women is also reflected in the health and survival subindex statistics. With 93.7% of this gap closed to date, India ranks among the bottom five countries in this subindex.