All of us are somewhat convinced about the idea that Delhi is the most unsafe place for women to work. Countless rape incidents, innumerable accounts of teasing and so much else in the same vein is too hideous for our minds to cope with.
A recent report brought by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a top American think-tank, gave Sikkim the highest possible rating on the chart, which is 40. Delhi, however, scored 8.5 reflecting its poor condition.
The states were ranked on the basis of four main characteristics:
– Legal restrictions on women’s working hours in factories, retail, and the IT industry
– The responsiveness of the state’s criminal justice system to crimes affecting working women, such as sexual harassment
– The number of women workers in the state as a percentage of total workers
– The number of incentives the state’s start-up and industrial policies offer women entrepreneurs.
Sikkim is followed by Telangana (28.5 points), Puducherry (25.6), Karnataka (24.7), Himachal Pradesh (24. 2), Andhra Pradesh (24.0), Kerala (22.2), Maharashtra (21. 4), Tamil Nadu (21.1) and Chhattisgarh (21.1).
In something of a surprise, Delhi came last in this index, due to its relatively low justice and workforce participation scores; its continued formal restrictions on women working at night in a wide range of sectors; and its lack of any incentives for female entrepreneurs in its industrial policies,” the report said.
News Source: India Times