The World Economic Forum’s India Gender Gap Review, released on Monday at
the India Economic Summit, examines inequalities between women and men. Delegates discussed the factors responsible for the size of India’s gender gap, which, according to the forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2009, saw it ranked 114 out of 134 countries measured. In South Asia, India is in second-to-last place, behind Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and ahead of Pakistan. Sri Lanka leads in the rankings by far, holding the 16th position, followed by Bangladesh (94), the Maldives (100), Nepal (110), India (114) and Pakistan (132). The following set of data, from the forum’s latest Global Gender Gap Report, offers a peek into the gender disparity.
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