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India least liveable for women: poll

Here is how the Thomson Reuters Foundation poll went

Written by Reuters | Published: June 14, 2012 2:28:53 am

A poll has found India the worst country (among the G20 economies) for women to live in. Here is how the Thomson Reuters Foundation poll went

370 Gender specialists were polled on their perception of women’s living conditions in 19 G20 economies

19th India’s final ranking,based on weighted scores given to various aspects. Canada is top,Saudi Arabia bottom

18th India’s “overall ranking”,as given by those polled,better than Saudi Arabia’s. This ranking was factored into the calculation for the “final ranking”

19th India’s ranking in four of the areas surveyed — quality of health,freedom from violence,access to resources,freedom from trafficking/slavery

18th India in terms of workplace opportunities as well as access to resources,better than Saudi Arabia,where women aren’t even allowed to drive

17th Ranking given to India in terms of women’s participation in politics,ahead only of China and Saudi Arabia

44.5% Indian girls married before age of 18 (International Center for Research on Women,2010)

56,000 Maternal deaths in 2010 (UN Population Fund)

52% Indian women think it’s justifiable for a man to beat his wife (UNICEF,2012)

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