Women's natural role overlooked in India

Women's natural role overlooked in India

by The Daily Eye Team April 29 2014, 1:04 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 36 secs

“You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women,” said Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. The empowerment of women has emerged as a sine qua non of progress in recent times. The 2013 Report “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World”, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), noted that India is ranked 136 among 186 countries in the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI).The related Gender Inequality Index ranked India at 132 and the Inequality Adjusted HDI rank was 91, as measured by this composite index of reproductive health, years of schooling, parliamentary representation, and participation in the labor market.

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