Points to Remember:
- World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2020 has ranked India at 112th out of 153 countries.
- India has moved down from its 108th position last year.
- The report also stated that India has “abnormally low sex ratios at birth” with 91 girls for every 100 boys.
- Iceland (87.7%) remains the world’s most gender-equal country, followed by Norway (2nd, 84.2%), Finland (3rd, 83.2%) and Sweden (4th, 82.0%). Other economies in the top 10 include Nicaragua (5th, 80.4%), New Zealand (6th, 79.9%), Ireland (7th, 79.8%), Spain (8th, 79.5%), Rwanda (9th, 79.1%) and Germany (10th, 78.7%).
- India ranked lower than many of its international peers, and some of its neighbours like China (106th), Sri Lanka (102nd), Nepal (101st), Brazil (92nd), Indonesia (85th) and Bangladesh (50th)
- Yemen is ranked the worst (153rd), while Iraq is 152nd and Pakistan 151st.
- The first WEF Gender Gap Index was published in 2006 when India was ranked at 98th position.
About World Economic Forum:
- World Economic Forum is a non-profit organization based in Switzerland. It is headquartered in Geneva. The Forum was established in 1971 by Professor Klaus M. Schwab, working at the University of Geneva, in the name of European Management. It was renamed as World Economic Forum in the year 1949 and since then, it organizes an annual meeting every year in the month of January called Davos.
- What is India’s rank in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2020? 112th
- Which country has topped the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2020? Iceland
- Which country is ranked the worst (153rd) in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2020? Yemen
- The first WEF Gender Gap Index was published in 2006 when India was ranked at ___ position. 98th
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