India Ranks 129th on Global Gender Gap Index

India ranks 129th out of 146 countries in the 2024 Global Gender Gap Index, maintaining its position in the bottom 20. The index, launched in 2006, measures gender equality in economic participation, educational attainment, health, and political empowerment. India’s scores are low in economic participation (39.8%, 142nd) and health (0.951, 142nd), moderate in education (96.4%, 112th), and relatively better in political empowerment (25.1%, 65th). Regionally, India ranks fifth in South Asia, with Bangladesh leading at 99th globally. Gender discrimination costs the global economy $12 trillion annually, highlighting the importance of gender equality in economic policies.

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