Empowering women through job creation
To take their rightful place in the workforce, women need more formal sector employment opportunities
According to the World Economic Forum’s “Global Gender Gap Report 2017", India’s ranking has fallen by 21 places from last year. Not only are we currently far below the global average but also behind our neighbours China and Bangladesh. One of the areas where we have fared poorly is in wages and participation of women in the economy where our rank is an abysmal 139. This is not the first report to highlight the plight of our women. In fact, as per the World Bank report, we have one of the lowest workforce female participation rates, ranking 120th among 131.