Discover India’s impressive ascent of 8 positions to reach 127 on the renowned global gender gap index by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Curious to know how Pakistan fares in comparison? Let’s explore its ranking!


India Celebrates Milestone Achievements in Gender Equality, while Pakistan Struggles to Keep Pace

India has made significant strides towards achieving gender equality, particularly in the field of education, according to the latest findings. The country has managed to attain equality in enrolment across all levels of education, marking a significant milestone in bridging the gender gap. A recent report, the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual Gender Gap Report 2023, reveals that India has climbed eight places to reach the 127th position out of 146 nations in terms of gender parity.

India’s commitment to gender equality is showcased in the World Economic Forum’s latest report on the subject. The report reveals that India has climbed the ranks to a commendable position, marking significant advancement. India’s ongoing efforts have propelled it to a remarkable standing, closing the gender gap in enrolment across diverse educational fields.

Despite this noteworthy achievement, the report serves as a reminder that there is still work to be done. India’s progress in financial support and opportunities requires further attention, as it currently stands at 36.7% equality. This aspect highlights the need for continued efforts to create a level playing field for all genders in terms of economic resources and professional prospects.

The report highlights India’s commendable progress, showcasing the closure of 64.3% of the overall gender gap within the country. However, it also emphasizes that India still has work to do, particularly in achieving financial support and equal opportunities, where it stands at a modest 36.7% equality level.

In comparison to its neighboring countries, India’s performance in gender parity stands out. Pakistan, for instance, lags behind significantly, ranking 142nd out of 146 countries in the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2023. This marks a slight improvement for Pakistan, as it achieved its highest ranking since 2006 with a gender parity rate of 57.5%. However, it remains one of the lowest-ranked countries globally.

When considering the 4 key areas of economic opportunity and participation, educational attainment, survival and health, and political empowerment, Pakistan’s standing remains near the bottom of both regional and global rankings. The report, released recently, also places Pakistan below countries like Iran, Algeria, Chad, and Afghanistan. In the previous year’s report, Pakistan held the unenviable last position, 146th out of 146 countries.

Despite modest improvements in the sub-index of “economic participation and opportunities,” with a 5.1 percentage point increase over the past decade, Pakistan still struggles to achieve parity in this area, currently standing at 36.2%. While progress is evident, it highlights the need for sustained efforts to bridge the gender gap and ensure equal opportunities for all.

As India continues its positive trajectory towards equality, it serves as a source of inspiration for countries grappling with similar challenges. By recognizing the accomplishments made so far and acknowledging the areas that require further attention, nations can work collectively to create a more inclusive and equitable future for all.

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