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Gender Gap Index
Gender gap index
About Gender Equity

It is obvious from the previous chapters that discrimination against women exists in all spheres of economic and welfare activities. At the outset we need to be fully convinced that we cannot afford to allow the gap to widen. Often women are seen as a part of the family and the overall well-being of the family is assumed to accrue to women along with men. Gender equity has to be promoted in the national interest. To end the deprivation of women is not only an issue of human rights but also an issue of promoting national development. It has been argued that women are agents of positive change in the socio-economic development of a nation (Nussbaum 2000). Expansion ...

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