Women gain as gender gap ‘narrows’

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.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24650912

_70692336_70692335Saadia Zahidi of the World Economic Forum explains the thinking behind the report

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