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Gender Equality Data: What Country Tops the List?


Ethical business card company eCard Shack have used recent World Economic Forum data to create a heat map revealing the world’s most gender equal countries.

The data used analysed 144 countries and focused on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics.

The top 10 countries for gender equality are:

1 Iceland
2 Finland
3 Norway
4 Sweden
5 Rwanda
6 Ireland
7 Philippines
8 Slovenia
9 New Zealand
10 Nicaragua

Other Key Rankings:

  • The UK barely makes it into the top 20, sitting just ahead of Mozambique which ranks in at 21.
  • The US sits disappointedly low at 45, with countries like Bulgaria (41), Jamaica (42) and Trinidad and Tabgo (44) all ranking ahead of them.
  • Germany ranks at 13, just beating Namibia at 14, with France coming in at 17, only slightly behind the Netherlands at 16. Spain falls well behind at 29.
  • Yemen is the worst performer coming last in the list, with Pakistan close behind.
  • China joins the table in 99th place.
  • Malta was the worst performer within the EU ranking at 108.


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