10 best countries to be a woman

10 best countries to be a woman

Global Gender Gap reported 10 best countries to be a woman. Iceland is the best country in the world for women and Finland and Norway follow up in the second and third place on the list.

These are 10 best countries to be a woman:

10. Switzerland

The share of women in parliament has risen from 33% to 42% and 43% ministers are women.

9. Ireland

It has virtually closed the gap in academic achievement between girls and boys and for 21 of the last 50 years, there has been a women at the head of government.

8. Lithuania

New to the top 10, and one of the most improved countries this year. Its cabinet is now 43% women, up from 0% a year ago.

7. Rwanda

Women hold 40% of technical and professional roles and they now outnumber men in parliament.

6. Namibia

The highest-ranking African country, twice as many women than men are enrolled in higher education.

5. Sweden

Women hold 57% of cabinet roles and it offers some of the most gender-equal conditions for childcare.

4. New Zealand

It has enshrined pay equity in law. Its latest progressive action is paid leave for women suffering a miscarriage at any time.

3. Norway

It's currently led by a woman and 44% of MPs (Master of Professional Studies) are women, up from 41% last year.

2. Finland

50% of MPs are women. more women work in professional and technical jobs than men.

1. Iceland

It has the world's smallest gender gap for the 12th year running. For 24 of the last 50 years, there has been a woman at the head of government and almost half of board members are women. In 2018, Iceland became the first country to enforce equal pay by law.

The Global Gender Gap Report is a publication of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Shaping the Future of the New Economy and Society. The centre supplements its research into gender gaps with a growing portfolio of initiatives to drive progress.

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