Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 10/29/2014 06:18:00 AM
Increased access for women to politics and the workforce has narrowed the global gender gap in the past 10 years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said.
The WEF's annual gender survey confirmed "sweeping changes" in many countries, with 105 becoming more equal since 2005, said its author.
Iceland tops the list for the sixth year running, with Yemen placed last.
The WEF looked at economic factors, health, education and political participation in 142 countries.
Just six nations - Sri Lanka, Mali, Croatia, Macedonia, Jordan and Tunisia - have seen their gender gap grow overall since 2005, the WEF said.
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