General Article Gender gap: these are the world’s most gender-equal countries

Topic Selected: Gender Equality Book Volume: 432
  • www.weforum.orgIt will take 132 years to reach gender parity, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2022 – with only 68% of the gender gap closed.
  • Iceland tops the rankings and is the only economy to have closed more than 90% of its gap.
  • The top 10 economies have all closed more than 80% of their gender gap.

Iceland has once again been named the most gender equal country, topping the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2022.

The Nordic country has closed more than 90% of its gender gap – and tops the ranking for the 12th year in a row, out of a total of 146 economies in the 2022 Global Gender Gap Index.

Iceland’s near neighbours Finland, Norway and Sweden dominate the top five, while only four countries in the top 10 are outside Europe: New Zealand (4th), Rwanda (6th), Nicaragua (7th) and Namibia (8th).

The top five are unchanged from last year, but Lithuania and Switzerland have dropped out of the top 10, with Nicaragua and Germany taking t...

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