India Ranks Lower Than Pakistan on Gender Equality --- United Nations

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    Wall Street Journal

    By Shreya Shah

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    Women’s issues in India have been in the limelight since the gang rape and death of a young student. A UNDP report ranks India 132 out of 187 countries on the gender inequality index.



    India ranks 132 out of 187 countries on the gender inequality index – lower than Pakistan (123), according to the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Report 2013.

    The report said all countries in South Asia, with the exception of Afghanistan, were a better place for women than India, with Sri Lanka (75) topping them all. Nepal ranked 102nd and Bangladesh 111th.

    The annual U.N. report assesses how well countries world-wide are performing on human development indicators like health, education and income.

    The gender inequality index measures the loss in a country’s progress and human development because of gender inequality in three sectors: reproductive health, women empowerment and labor market participation.

    The report notes that “gender inequality is especially tragic not only because it excludes women from basic social opportunities, but also because it gravely imperils the life prospects of future generations.”

    ndia ranks low partly because of its skewed sex ratio, with only 914 females every 1000 males, according to Indian government data. Indian families often prefer boys to girls, and female feticide is tragically common.

    The UNDP study says that only 29% of Indian women above the age of 15 in 2011 were a part of the country’s labor force, compared to 80.7% men. In Parliament, only 10.9% of lawmakers are women, while in Pakistan 21.1% are women.

    In United States which ranks 42nd on the list, 57.5% women and 70.1% men are a part of the labor force. China fared even better, landing 35th.

    India also fares badly on education and health for women.

    Only 26.6% women above 25 years received a secondary education in 2010, compared to 50.4% of men. Pakistan scored even lower, with 18.3% of women having received secondary education compared to 43.1% of men.

    In the U.S., 94.7% women have received a secondary education – a figure slightly higher than for men (94.3%). In China, this figure was 54.8% for women and 70.4% for men.

    In India, 200 women died every 100,000 childbirths, says the report. In China, the number was considerably lower (37 deaths) and in the U.S. even lower than that (21.)

    Women’s issues in India have been in the limelight since the December gang rape and death of a young woman.

    After the incident, widespread protests asking for stronger laws and protection for women took place around the country. Women activists point to the bias against women in India, and say that the patriarchal mindset in India needs to change

    After the incident, a committee set up to look into the issue of women safety suggested massive overhauls to existing laws for crime against women. The proposed laws need Parliament’s approval.

    Overall, the report hails India’s economic progress, but points at slow improvements on the human development front. On the human development index, India ranks 136 out of 187 countries mentioned in the study.

    India has made strides in reducing poverty by cash transfer and employment guaranteed programs for the poor, the report says. The report praises measures like the Right to Education Act, which reserves seats for the underprivileged in all schools in the country.

    But the report mentions that huge income inequalities, gender inequality and the caste divide remain major issues.

    Corrections and Amplifications: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that India’s sex ratio is 914 females every 100 males. The sex ratio in India is 914 females every 1000 males.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/...istan-on-gender-equality/?mod=WSJBlog&mod=irt
     
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    Mukhtar Bibi is not counted. Beheading of women does not count. Rape laws ie Hudood laws do not count.
     
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    India Ranked Lower Than Pakistan in "Generation of Casual Sex" Category

    UN is an organization of jokes, intended to spread fcuking culture in whole world, to make sure Western Nationals won't remain the 'only' "Generation of Casual Sex" category people.... and for that, they need to make sure that non-Christian religious countries like India would also get converted into this so called "Generation of Casual Sex" category. and this is how I have explained as below, the "outcome" of this certain Casual Sex Culture in US/UK, (inspired by the fact that even the mother of Mr Jesus Christ was also Single Mother), in fact, as below posts #212 (also see post#220) ....:tsk: :facepalm:

    => http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...ternization-indian-culture-15.html#post667027


    the certain "Generation of Casual Sex", which wants to make sure that everyone falls in their category, and hence they are using UN type organization for this purpose, and hence to spread Christianity also this way :toilet:
     
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    who make (write) those reports ???
     
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    I feel superior :fyeah::fyeah::fyeah::fyeah::fyeah:
     
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    it''s true that either reports are biased or improperly made, as you can not enter places like Baluchistan,tribal areas of Pakistan. how they can comment on whole pakistan,
     
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    Is a woman powerless because she does not hold a job? Isn't motherhood a job? This political correctness solves nothing.

    My mother did not participate in the labor market most of her life. It never occurred to me to tell her she was powerless.:whoa:
     
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    just a usual western propaganda aimed to demoralise Indians,
    before the persian and european invaders sex was not considered a taboo, India is the only country even before thousands of years which gave equal or superior importance to women and their role.

    I think we should have a special unit in RAW to spread and implement the idea of Great Indian Moral propaganda for the greater good. RAW should be utilised extremely well.
     
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    Idiotic, made up index by the self appointed moralists. As if something like 'gender equality' could be measured in 'scientific' terms. As long as there are coolie Indians who seek approval from their masters in west, they would keep floating indexes like this one.
     
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    I will not blindly shove the report into the dustbin, because we all know part of it is correct. In fact the comparison with our neighbour is what rankling with us. Maybe a lot unreported happenings in that part of the world affected the assessment. But focusing on data related to India alone, which apparently have been drawn from GoI sources, we may have to agree with much of it. Regarding female foeticide, literacy and so many other country India fares badly. Let us not go for comparison, but focus on bettering the lot of Indian women. There is a lot to improve for them.
     
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    Woman who choose to be at home is clearly not powerless, it is a choose she make. I respect that. However, work often relate to income that allows an independent life style. If you can not find a good job because you are woman, then that become a problem. In that case, woman who want to pursue an independent life because she lack means of income. She is clearly powerless in a case of abuse because she can not support herself. Money is not everything, but almost nothing can be done with money in today's world. Furthermore, job is more than income, it is a way to connect with society. The lack of opportunity denies that access for many women.

    The report is serious flawed, because in no way that any Muslim countries except few modern one such as Tunisia should get any rating for gender equality. That is because their faith is against woman by natural without adjusting to the modern society.
     
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    India PLZ give women rights to my fellow ladies here in India :))
     
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    Just pointing out, I have nothing against the Islam. Faith is a choose you make, if you made the choose, then there is nothing wrong with it. Problem occurs when faith are forced upon, and when faith is being used as excuse of abuse.
     
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    Motherhood is one of the most important job. Nurturing young generation can not be compared to labor market jobs to add up in index. Without proper upbringing which is immensely contributed by women who sacrifice their career, we would have no intellectually, morally resourceful young generation which fuels the national growth day in day out.
     
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    While I agree with you saying Motherhood is one of the most important job. Yet, many women that may not want to be a full time house wife might be forced into it by lack of opportunity. Furthermore, nurturing children is the job of both of children, not woman alone. The responsibility should not be defaultly set to woman.
     
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    My argument is simple, you will have twisted survey result if you ignore women staying at home while calling them 'powerless' !
     
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    My mother says its the toughest job of all and there's no money in it :D
     
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    "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world."
     
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    Hahahahahahahahaaaaaa ,,,,,:rofl::laugh:
     
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    You are a lady???
     
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