Gender Equality in India
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|Population (in Mil.)||1,236.69|
|Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - WB)||1,831.78|
|Sex Ratio (m/f)||1.08|
|Life Expectancy Ratio (f/m)||1.0625|
|Estimated Earned Income (f/m)||0.27|
|Tertiary Enrolment Ratio (f/m)||16.2|
|Women in Parliament (in %)||11|
|Human Development Index||136/187|
|Social Institutions and Gender Index||57/86|
|Gender Inequality Index||136/186|
|Gender Equity Index||145/168|
|Women’s Economic Opportunity Index||98/128|
|Global Gender Gap Index||/68|
|More information on variables|
In the News
- The Independent 05.11.2012: Outcry after rape of Indian girl aged 16 triggers calls for reduction in age of consent
- Times of India 03.08.2010: Army open to permanent stint for women
- The Times of India 11.07.2010 : Most MPs against women's bill: Sharad Yadav
- The New York Times 09.07.2010 : In India, Castes, Honor and Killings Intertwine
- The New York Times 06.07.2010 : Giving a Voice to the Voiceless in India
- The Hindu 17.06.2010 : Towards protecting women
- BBC News 15.06.2010 : How fruit trees in Indian village save girls' lives
- UNICEF Newsline20.05.2010 : In rural India, IKEA solar-powered lamps light a path for girl students
- Care2.com : Indian Women Told Not To Work?
- The Times of India 15.05.2010 : Anti-stalker helpline for women starts in Delhi
The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) measures gender-based discrimination in social norms, practices and laws across 160 countries. The SIGI comprises country profiles, a classification of countries and a database; it serves as a research, policy and advocacy tool for the development community and policy makers.
The SIGI covers five dimensions of discriminatory social institutions, spanning major socio-economic areas that affect women’s lives: discriminatory family code, restricted physical integrity, son bias, restricted resources and assets, and restricted civil liberties. The SIGI’s variables quantify discriminatory social institutions such as unequal inheritance rights, early marriage, violence against women, and unequal land and property rights.
In the 2014 edition of the SIGI, India has high levels of discrimination against women in social institutions. It has lower discrimination in restricted civil liberties and higher discrimination in discriminatory family code. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/india
- The 50 Million Missing Campaign
- The Pink Panties Movement and the Indian Women's Sexual Liberation.
- Female Genocide in India
- A City of Widows: GenderBytes
- Women and Water: Who Keep's India Alive? (An Online Photo Exhibition). Gender Bytes, September 2010.
- India's Child Brides. Gender Bytes, November 2010.
The Women, Business and the Law
Where are laws equal for men and women?
The Women, Business and the Law report presents indicators based on laws and regulations affecting women's prospects as entrepreneurs and employees. Several of these indicators draw on the Gender Law Library, a collection of over 2,000 legal provisions impacting women's economic status. This report does not seek to judge or rank countries, but to provide information to inform discussions about women’s economic rights. Women, Business and the Law provides data covering 6 areas: accessing institutions,using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, and going to court. Read more about the methodology.
For detailed information on India, please visit the Women, Business and
the Law India page.
The FAO Gender and Landrights DatabaseThe FAO Gender and Landrights Database contains country level information on social, economic, political and cultural issues related to the gender
The Database offers information on the 6 following Categories:
- National legal frame
- International treaties and conventions
- Customary law
- Land tenure and related Institutions
- Civil society organizations
- Selected Land Related Statistics