Equal Opportunity on the Edge

NZ has been ranked fifth in the world for gender equality by the World Economic Forum. NZ is the only non-Nordic country to make the list’s top five, which is led by Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The annual survey scored 128 countries on four key areas: differences between men’s and women’s salaries,access to education, political representation and health. According to the World Economic Forum, Nordic countries were “strong performers” in all four areas, but “no country has yet achieved gender equality”. Yemen, Chad,Pakistan, Nepal and Saudi Arabia received the lowest marks.

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