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Official Data: Women and Men in India 2018 [PDF 3.07 MB]

From the Foreword

"Statistics disaggregated by gender play an important role in developing and monitoring policies in the economy on various developmental aspects for achieving gender and economic equality, inclusive development and social well-being in the society. Gender based statistics in areas like, health, education, participation in labour market and prevalence of various types of violence against women provide vital inputs for policy makers for evolving appropriate interventions to minimize the gaps.

MoSPI [Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation] has evolved the National Indicator Framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in collaboration with the line Ministries, Various steps are being taken to align the data flow systems for regular monitoring of SDGs. SDG Goal 5 relates to achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. This report not only contains information on SDG Goal 5 indicators but also has additional gender based indicators to monitor the progress in other fronts like the G20 commitment to promote initiatives aimed at ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls and gender-based violence."