The Gender Parity Index : UNESCO
Cases of crime against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have risen progressively in the years between 2018 and 2020, according to figures tabled by the Ministry of Home Affairs in Lok Sabha.
- In the 2022 Gender Parity Index released by UNESCO, Rwanda has been ranked 6th among 146 nations way ahead of India (135), the US (27) and the UK (22).
- Rwanda is the first and the only country in the world to have a female majority Parliamen
- Thirteen of the 26 members of the Rwandan Cabinet are women. And so are the four of seven Supreme Court judges. Their share among workers in the informal sector is 88 per cent.
- Thirty per cent of seats in any decision-making organ of the government were reserved for women.
- A tough law on gender-based violence was introduced in 2009. Marital rape is now a crime
- Gender Monitoring Office became operational to oversee gender indicators both in the government and private sectors.
- A National Education Task Force was set up and gender parity was achieved in primary education.