India fell by two places in Global Gender Gap Index, Ranks 129th

However, India’s overall gender gap closure stands at 64.1 percent in 2024, a slight decline from 64.2 percent last year.

India fell by two places in Global Gender Gap Index, Ranks 129th

The Global Gender Gap Index, released by the World Economic Forum, shows that India has dropped two spots to 129th place, while Iceland has maintained the top position. Among South Asian countries, India is at the fifth position, following Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan, with Pakistan being ranked the lowest.

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Despite the drop, India showed strong gender parity in secondary education enrollment and political empowerment, securing the 10th position for the number of years with female/male heads of state in the last 50 years.

However, India’s overall gender gap closure stands at 64.1 percent in 2024, a slight decline from 64.2 percent last year.

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