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20 Feb 2016

India: Various reports highlight prevalence of gender gap in workplace

Various studies have indicated gender gap in India. According to a report by TeamLease, more than 72% of women feel gender discrimination is still prevalent at workplace.  They attribute the unfairness to privileges men receive both at organizational and societal level, pro men practices, male dominated peer eco-system, and skewed career advancement pathways. A recent World Economic Forum report shows that only 14.3% of science researchers in India are women, and the country’s ratio is worse than that of countries in West Asia. In India, data from the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) shows that the percentage of women working in finance, insurance, real estate and business services, which includes informational technology services, is only 13.4% across rural and urban populations.