Rwanda in Top 10 of WEF Gender Gap Index
For the sixth consecutive year Iceland has come out best in the World Economic Forum’s gender-gap index, which examines disparities between men and women in terms of political empowerment, economic opportunity, health and education. It scored 0.86 on an index in which one denotes perfect equality. The Nordic countries all did well, taking the top five positions of the 142 countries in the ranking. Some emerging economies also have high gender equality. Nicaragua ranked sixth; Rwanda, included for the first time this year, was placed seventh overall and first in Sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to a particularly small gap between men and women in the political-empowerment category.