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GENDER GAP NEWS

India has second-highest women learners for online courses in world: Study

September 17, 2021 9:36 am

For STEM courses, the gender gap narrowed from 23 per cent enrolments from women in 2019 to 32 per cent in 2021. Women’s enrolments in entry-level professional certificates have gone up from 22 per cent in 2019 to 30 per cent in 2021.

Gender divide closes further: As many women as men for BCom

June 11, 2021 10:22 am

Until five years ago, there were 90 female students enrolled in B.Com for every 100 men. However, in 2019-20 there were 100 women for every 100 male students in this programme. In absolute numbers, in 2019-20, 41.6 lakh were enrolled in B.Com, of which 20.3 lakh were women and 21.3 lakh were men.

Ranked 140 of 156 countries, India slips 28 spots in WEF’s global gender gap report

April 01, 2021 2:42 am

South Asia incidentally is one of the worst performing regions, followed only by the Middle East and northern Africa, according to the report released on Wednesday by the World Economic Forum.

Men finally know household chores, but will they continue to do it as they return to work?

June 28, 2020 11:29 am

In the lockdown, men finally began to see how much labour goes into running a household. We speak to some of those who stepped up to share the load with their partner.

An Expert Explains: The gender gap in job losses caused by the lockdown

June 29, 2020 2:50 pm

In job losses caused by the lockdown, are women more vulnerable than men, and socioeconomically disadvantaged caste groups more vulnerable than upper castes? An economist looks at the data.

Explained: How wide is the gender gap in science?

February 12, 2020 11:09 am

Between 1901 and 2019, 334 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to 616 Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine, of which just 20 have been won by 19 women.

Are Indian women paying a motherhood wage penalty?

January 23, 2020 12:53 pm

A survey recently revealed that parenting challenges and maternity accounted for 45 and 35 per cent respectively for Indian women taking career breaks. Mothers tend to face what is known as 'motherhood wage penalty' despite laws on maternity leave.

Gender gaps in research funding due to less favourable assessment of women: Study

February 08, 2019 11:12 am

The peer-reviewed medical journal will release on Friday an entire issue dedicated to advancing gender equity in science medicine and global health.

GENDER GAP VIDEOS

What is stopping women in India from accessing mobile phone: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Apart from economic constraints, social barriers like the level of education, marital status and the lack of empowerment prevent women’s access to mobile technology in India, suggests a study by the Harvard Kennedy School.

How many Fortune 500 companies have women as CEOs: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

The more we look at gender gap, the more we find that it is everywhere. How are Fortune 500 companies doing in terms of women in leadership roles? A look at the disparity in today’s News in Numbers.

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