Women's rights in the UK - how do we compare to other countries?

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The UK is ranked against other countries on women's rights. Find out how we faired...

Women's rights in the UK

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Each country has been ranked according to their gender gap - revealing where is the best place to live in the world as a woman. And the UK didn't make it into the top 10.

According to the The Global Gender Gap Report, 2013, Iceland came top for the fifth year in a row as the best country for gender equality, with Britain coming in 18th in the list.

Europe has seven countries in the top 10, with Finland, Norway, Sweden coming in behind Iceland. Northern Europe came out higher than Southern Europe thanks to policies that helps people better balance work and family life.

The World Economic Forum ranks each country on a dozen different sets of data from health, to labour force participation and political empowerment

The Philippines came in fifth, as the highest Asian country. It's equality has increased thanks to improvements in health and education.

Unsurprisingly, the Middle East and North Africa were found to have the greatest gender inequalities.

Top 10 countries to be a woman


1. Iceland
2. Finland
3. Norway
4. Sweden
5. Philippines
6. Ireland
7. New Zealand
8. Denmark
9. Switzerland
10. Nicaragua

Do you think women have a good level of equality in the UK?
Yes, I'm very happy with the gender equality in the UK8.33%
Overall, but there is still a lot that could be done58.33%
No, there are is still a huge gender gap & a lot of issues that need addressing 33.33%


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