Wednesday, 13 October 2010

The Top 10 Lowest Gender Gap Countries

Here is a list of great importance I stumbled upon today and would like to share with you. The World Economic Forum has just published the Global Gender Gap Report 2010 and it reads as follows;

Lowest gender gap countries

1    Iceland - no change from 2009
2    Norway - Up from 3rd
3    Finland - Down from 2nd
4    Sweden - No change
5    New Zealand - No change
6    Republic of Ireland - Up from 8th
7    Denmark - No change
8    Lesotho - Up from 10th
9    Philippines - No change
10  Switzerland - Up from 13th
15  UK - No change     19 USA - Up from 31st

Northern European nations dominate the top of the list of 134 countries. No surprise there, as the same nations also top all of the UN and WHO polls for best quality of life.

The US has climbed to 19th place due in part to a higher number of women in President Obama's administration.

At the bottom of the list of 134 countries, the widest gaps between women and men are in Pakistan (132), Chad (133) and Yemen (134). No surprise there, taking into account the role of women in Islamic societies.

For a society to grow and prosper women must be treated equally. In fact equality for all, regardless of race, gender, creed or sexual preference, is the only way forward. FACT & PROVEN

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