Iceland, “Best country for Gender Equality” Declared
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Iceland, “Best country for Gender Equality” Declared

Reykjavík : Iceland | Oct 12, 2010 at 9:20 AM PDT
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It seems really good news that annual report of World Economic Forum (WEF) points out Iceland remains the country that has the greatest equality between men and women. Nordic nations dominate the top of the list of 134 countries. Nordic nations dominate the top of the list of 134 countries, with Norway in second place and Finland third. Likewise, Sweden is in fourth place, with New Zealand fifth. The UK came 15th in the latest rankings which don’t show any changes since last year.

It is the second year in succession that Iceland has topped the foundation's Global Gender Gap Report. The report measures equity in the areas of politics, education, employment and health. Gender disparities were found to be widest in Pakistan, Chad and Yemen. Australia didn’t ranked in the top 15 countries, but as the report has not been released yet, its position it’s unknown. The Philippines continues to lead the way in Asia, remaining in ninth position. WEF in this way declared Iceland as a best country regarding Gender Equality.

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Surya Gaire is based in Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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