opportunity-index-2021-4-in-5-women-face-gender-bias-at-workplace-in-india-summary

Context: According to Linkedin Opportunity Index 2021, as many as 85 percent women missed out on a raise, promotion or work offer because of their gender in India. 

More on the news:

  • The average for this gender bias in the Asia-Pacific (ACPC) region was 60 percent.
  • The index surveyed 2,285 respondents to analyse how gender bias slowed down their career progress.

Findings of the report:

  • The women were disproportionately impacted during the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic amid expectations to balance home and work life.
  • 37 percent of India’s working women said they got fewer opportunities than men. 
  • 37 percent of the women said they get paid less than men.
  • Lack of time and family care stopped seven in 10 Indian women from advancing their careers.
    • The report stated that 71 percent working women and 77 percent working mothers felt familial responsibilities came in the way of career development. 
    • For example, both men and women sought job security, but 63 percent women thought a person’s gender is important to get ahead in life as compared to men.
  • Nearly 63 percent working women and 69 per cent working mothers said they faced discrimination at work because of familial and household responsibilities.

 

Source: https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/governance/gender-bias-at-workplace-4-in-5-women-miss-out-on-raise-promotion-finds-survey-75726