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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 Health of India's Women
The health of india's women

Illustration 2.1 Health of India's Women
Illustration 2.1

Source: World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2015.

Female Health
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Chart 2.1 Maternal Mortality Ratio, India, and Neighbors, 2013
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Source: Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013, Estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Division. Retrieved January 6, 2015, from http://www.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/pub-pdf/9789241507226_eng.pd

India's provision of health care for women and young girls is uneven at best. Despite improvement over the last decade in maternal mortality, female infant mortality, and female death rate. access to health care, care for pregnant women and young children, nutrition, and family planning continue to lag. With one of the lowest health budgets in the world, the announcement in December 2014 that ...

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