Goa came out as the state where women and girls were the least vulnerable, followed by Kerala, according to the index
Delhi came in just two positions shy of being the worst state when it comes to safety of girls and women, faring better only than Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, while Goa topped the list, shows a newly-formed Gender Vulnerability Index by NGO Plan India.
The GVI attempts to “generate a normative consensus” on status of girls and women in India and takes into account four core dimensions: Education, health and survival, poverty, protection.
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For each dimension and GVI, state-wise ranking has been provided, with Goa coming in at rank one, followed by Kerala at rank two, Mizoram in the third position, Sikkim at fourth, and Manipur at rank five. At rank 28, Delhi fares among the bottom five, with Bihar faring the worst at rank 30, followed by Uttar Pradesh (29), Jharkhand (27), and Arunachal Pradesh (26).
According to the index, with a GVI score of 0.436, Delhi fares so poorly because “education in Delhi is the poorest among the 30 states” and the “protection dimensions ranks poorly as well”. Delhi came in at the last rank, at 30, in terms of education and at the third-