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Status of women in India (With India's women: Big strides but a long way to go )

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Mar 07, 2013 10:40 hrs

* Women make up only 25.6 percent of the workforce in the organised sector

* Rape cases increased 9.2 percent from 22,172 in 2010 to 24,206 in 2011

* 940 females per 1000 men 2012

* 228,650 incidents of crime against women reported during 2011 against 213,585 in 2010 - an increase of 7.1 percent

* Dowry deaths jumped 2.7 percent from 8,391 in 2010 to 8,618 in 2011

* Molestation cases increased 5.8 percent from 40,613 in 2010 to 42,968 in 2011

* 2.4 percent girls are not in schools at the primary level (7-10 years)

* India's Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) is 212 per 100,000 live births.




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