India was ranked 108th on the annual Global Gender Gap index compiled by Geneva-based World Economic Forum.

India was Wednesday ranked low at 87th place globally by way of gender equality regardless of a leap of 21 locations from final yr largely as a result of progress on the schooling entrance whereas Iceland has topped the chart

India was Wednesday ranked low at 87th place globally by way of gender equality regardless of a leap of 21 locations from final yr largely as a result of progress on the schooling entrance whereas Iceland has topped the chart. India was ranked 108th on the annual World Gender Hole index compiled by Geneva-based World Financial Discussion board. India has closed its gender hole by 2 per cent in a yr and its hole now stands at 68 per cent throughout the four pillars that WEF measures — financial system, schooling, well-being and political illustration.

The foremost enhancement has been in schooling the place “India has managed to shut its hole solely in main and secondary schooling,” WEF mentioned, including that within the financial sphere, “a lot of work stays to be performed.” India ranks 136 on this pillar out of 144 international locations.

On instructional attainment, India was ranked at 113th place; by way of well being and survival, it was a positioned at a lowly 142, whereas on political empowerment it was among the many prime ten international locations.

In line with the WEF’s World Gender Hole Report 2016, the prospects of worldwide office gender parity slipped additional, and financial parity between the genders may take 170 years after a “dramatic slowdown in progress.”

Globally, the main four nations proceed to be Scandinavian: Iceland (1), Finland (2), Norway (three) and Sweden (four).

The following highest positioned nation is Rwanda, which strikes one place forward of Eire to fifth place. Following Eire, the Philippines stays unchanged at seventh, narrowly forward of Slovenia (eight) and New Zealand (9), which each transfer up one place. With Switzerland dropping out of the highest 10, 10th place is taken up by Nicaragua, WEF mentioned.

In 2015, projections based mostly on the World Gender Hole Report knowledge urged that the financial hole might be closed inside 118 years, or 2133. The most recent report famous that the prospects for office gender equality have slipped past our lifetimes to 2186.

“Slowdown partly down (due) to continual imbalances in salaries and labor drive participation, although, in 95 international locations, ladies attend college in equal or increased numbers than males,” the report mentioned.

On this newest version, the report finds that progress in the direction of parity in the important thing financial pillar has slowed dramatically with the hole – which stands at 59 per cent – now bigger than at any level since 2008.

“Behind this decline are numerous elements. One is a wage, with ladies world wide on common incomes simply over half of what males earn regardless of, on common, working longer hours taking paid and unpaid work under consideration,” WEF mentioned.

One other problem is stagnant labor drive participation, with the worldwide common for ladies at 54 per cent in contrast to 81 percent for males. Furthermore, the variety of ladies in senior positions additionally stays stubbornly low, with solely four international locations on the planet having equal numbers of female and male legislators, senior officers and managers.