The Most Gender Equal Countries in the World

The World Economic Forum have just released their Global Gender Gap 2014 Report ranking 142 countries on how they have managed to reduce the gender gap by ensuring woman are not held back in society. The main areas of focus that the countries are judged on are – economic participation and opportunity, education, health and survival, and political empowerment. The global top ten countries can be seen below with Iceland coming top followed by 4 fellow Nordic countries dominating the top 5 positions. It is also worth noting that Rwanda and Belgium have made it in the top ten for the first time.

Global Top 10 Gender Gap IndexBelow is an interactive map ranking each of the 142 countries on their ability to close the gender gap.