Gender Inequality Current Affairs - 2020

October 11: International Girl Child Day

The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated every year on October 11. This year the day was celebrated under the theme “My voice, our equal future”. Significance of the day The day is celebrated with an objective to empower women. The day seeks to help women to get their rights in order to Read More…

COVID-19 and Child Labour Report by the United Nations

The International Labour Organization and the UNICEF have released a report on Child Labour. The report has been released under the title Title: COVID-19 and Child Labour: A Time of Crisis, A Time to Act Key Findings The report says that millions of children are to be pushed to child labour due to COVID-19 crisis. Read More…

Facts Box: ILO’s Labour Report, 2020

The International Labour Organization released its “The World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020” (WESO) report. The report stated that the global unemployment has been stable for the last nine years. However, slowing economic growth means that for the increasing labour force, no new jobs are created. Highlights: World The report has projected that the Read More…

Gender inequality extremely high in work & politics in India: Report

According to recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) for the Asia-Pacific region, gender inequality in India is extremely high at the workplace and in terms of legal protection and political voice.  The report had assessed inequality on the basis of Gender Parity Score (GPS) that uses 15 indicators of gender equality in work Read More…

India’s digital gender gap could further marginalise women: UNICEF Report

According to recently released The State of the World’s Children Report of UNICEF, India’s girls and women are at risk of becoming further marginalised in society and at home if they remain digitally illiterate. The theme of this edition of report was Children in a digital world. It provided country-level examples to give a sense Read More…