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Women Gain as Gender Gap 'Narrows'

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For five years in a row, Iceland has been rated the country with the world's smallest gender gap by the World Economic Forum (WEF).


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Kit B (276)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:05 pm

Where’s the best place to be a woman?

For five years in a row, Iceland has been rated the country with the world's smallest gender gap by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The rating means Iceland is the country where women enjoy the most equal access to education and healthcare. It is also where women are most likely to be able to participate fully in the country's political and economic life.

Iceland is joined at the top of the The Global Gender Gap Report, 2013 by its Nordic neighbours Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Overall, the gender gap narrowed slightly across the globe in 2013, as 86 of 133 countries showed improvements. However, "change is definitely slow", says one of the report's authors, Saadia Zahidi.

Explore the maps below to find out how countries compare overall - as well as in key areas of daily life, such as in health, education, employment and politics.

****Please continue reading on Site to see comparison information and maps

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JL A (281)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:31 pm
Thanks Kit--suggests a hypothesis that when the basics for survival are ensured for all residents of a country that gender equality is easier to achieve.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:38 pm
A great post Kit

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 9:01 pm
Sad. Why can't it be most countries---at least several more. More work is def needed. Thx Kit

Angelika R (143)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:56 am
Thx , good for Iceland. Overall this is pretty much in line with the stats and reports of the EU, for which I left links in my respective post. Still long way to go, but much of that way already done, let's not forget that either.

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 9:11 am

Women are still the last hired, first fired and paid at seventy cents on the dollar compared to men. Our personal rights and choices are still being attacked and directly interfered with, the rights of men are treated as sacrosanct, for women not true.

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Sunday March 9, 2014, 9:12 am

Angela J (61)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:21 pm
Thank you.

Athena F (131)
Monday March 10, 2014, 3:01 am
Thanks Kit! :)

Craig Pittman (52)
Monday March 10, 2014, 5:07 am
Good for Iceland. Women appear to be held in higher regard there than they are here. Thanks for the news Kit.

Birgit W (160)
Monday March 10, 2014, 2:09 pm
I guess all women have to move to Iceland.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday March 10, 2014, 7:55 pm
Thanks Kiy. J.L. A Iagree with --think od Wyoming.

Winn A (179)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 7:29 am
Thanks Kit.

Colin Hope (201)
Friday March 14, 2014, 6:09 am
Great article, Kit, thanks!!
I am sure they also have the smallest gap................ in warm weather?
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