Its performance is poor even against Iraq!
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.”
India 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.”
This is what the UNDP Report findings say.
Indian HDI(Human Development Index) is 136,Pakistan 146,Bangladesh 146,Nepal and 157!
In India women are hounded out,all are in purdah,Women are stoned to death,women need permission to go to Work,they are ostracized for touching
man,they can be divorced by calling Talaq thrice even over Phone!
Another Catherine Mayso’s Report on India.!
Source.UNDP Report for Human Development 2013.