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A Gender Atlas of India is a seminal body of work which comprehensively maps and grades India's performance from 2001 to 2016 on issues of concern for women. Taking into account 8 overall indicators and 28 sub-indicators, it looks at how India is performing on various aspects, including sex ratio, women's education, employment, health, political participation and representation; and prevention of crimes against women. Unlike previous attempts, this book examines the change in India's performance over a 15-year period, compares the situation of women in India to that in its neighborhood and internationally, and rates each Indian state and union territory individually. The findings in this book are both provocative and incentivizing for policymakers—they show that where the central and state governments share concerns India's ...

The All-India Scorecard
The all-india Scorecard
Current PerformanceC-
Sex RatioC-
Political Participation and RepresentationC
Crimes Against WomenB+

Note: Pass grade: C; Result: Fail.

Rate of Change, 2001–11C
Sex RatioC+
Political Participation and RepresentationB-
Crimes Against WomenF

Note: Pass grade: C; Result: Pass.

As the summary scorecards provided here show, India falls short of world averages on all but three out of seven indicators when it comes to its current gender performance, as can be judged from data for 2011–15. India's sex ratio, women's health, literacy, and employment rates are all below their respective world figures, in some cases by a relatively large margin. The country's overall sex ratio (OSR) is 41 points below the world average, there are almost twice as many women with anemia compared to the world average, women's literacy is 15 percentage ...

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