The safest state for women in India is Goa according to the first-ever Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI). Goa has been followed by Kerela, Mizoram, Sikkim and Manipur. While Bihar, Jharkhand, UP and Delhi are considered to be states where women are the most vulnerable.
The GVI is measured on four parameters education, health, poverty and protection against violence. The report was released by women and child development ministry on Wednesday and it was prepared by Plan India.
Goa topped the rankings with a GVI of 0.656, more than the national average of 0.5314. Kerala, with a GVI of 0.634, ranks second. primarily due to it’s performance in the area of health.
Bihar ranked last among the 30 states surveyed, with a GVI of 0.410. Uttar Pradesh trails at 29 with GVIs of 0.434, Delhi and Jharkhand ranked 28 and 27 with a GVI score of 0.436 and 0.450 respectively.
The dataset for the study was based on 170 indicators on which data is available for all the states, including census 2011.
It has been noticed through the index is that, strong performance in one sector leads to a stronger outcome in others. However, Sikkim (rank 4) and Punjab (8), proved to be the outliers to this, with high scores for all dimensions except poverty.
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