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10 March, 2010

Gender Gap: Where does India stand?

As we rejoice over the historic Rajya Sabha vote on the women’s reservation bill, let us spare a moment to find out where India stands in the matter of gender justice.

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report for 2009 places India at 114th place, one point down from the previous year – which, Katha Pollitt points out in an article published in the Nation, puts us pretty close to Iran and Pakistan, not to mention Chad and Yemen.

Want to know who tops the list with the least gender gap?
For the answer, please see Katha Pollitt’s article available at the Countercurrents site.

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