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No country can realize its full potential without the equal participation of women and men. Achieving gender equality is not only the right thing to do but the key to a country’s growth and development. Elaborate in the backdrop of recently released “Women, Business and the Law 2020” report.

Topic:  Social empowerment, Role of women

2.  No country can realize its full potential without the equal participation of women and men. Achieving gender equality is not only the right thing to do but the key to a country’s growth and development. Elaborate in the backdrop of recently released “Women, Business and the Law 2020” report. (250 words)

World Bank

Why this question:

A woman, Business and the Law 2020, the sixth edition in a series, has been released recently.

Key demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the importance of gender equality for the overall growth and development of the country. One has to explain the relevance of the facts established by the report and justify answer.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with the facts pointed by the report- Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a World Bank Group project collecting unique data on the laws and regulations that restrict women’s economic opportunities.

Body:

  • First discuss why a country should focus on gender equality.
  • Comment on the aspects brought out by the report, such as the index analyzes laws and regulations affecting women’s economic inclusion in 190 economies.
  • Explain the importance of factors such as Mobility, Workplace, Pay, Marriage, Parenthood, Entrepreneurship, Assets, and Pension and their essence to Women.
  • Discuss the performance of India with examples if possible.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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