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India ranked 108th at World Economic Forum (WEF) gender gap index

India has been ranked 108th among 149 countries at the World Economic Forum (WEF) gender gap index for year 2018. As per report titled ‘Measuring the Global Gender Gap’, India ranked lower on all segments – economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival ranking, and political empowerment.“It needs to make improvements across the ..

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Gender wage gap highest in India, women are paid 34% less than men: ILO

According to Global Wage Report 2018-19 published by International Labour Organization (ILO), women are paid most unequally in India, compared to men, when it comes to hourly wages for labour. This gap in wages, known as gender wage gap is the highest among 73 countries studied in the report. The findings are based on data ..

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Iceland is world’s first country to enforce equal pay for women and men

Iceland has become the first country in the world to enforce equal pay for women and men. The new law, which came into force on 1st January 2018, stated that companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies. Companies will face fines if they ..

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India slipped 21 places on 2017 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap index to rank 108th

India slipped 21 places on the 2017 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap index to rank 108th among 144 countries, primarily due to less participation of women in the economy and low wages. According to the WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2017, India has closed 67% of its gender gap, less than many of ..

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Gender Wage disparity in India among the worst in the world: ILO

As per the Global Wage Report 2016-17 released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), India has the worst levels of gender wage disparity with the gap exceeding 30%. In India, men were found to earn more than women in similar jobs.  In India, women formed only 60% of the lowest paid wage labour and comprise ..

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