Nicaragua, 6th place in the world in gender equality
News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 20 February 2018 |
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) global gender gap report 2017, Nicaragua is the highest ranked country in the Americas in terms of gender equality with sixth position. https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-gender-gap-report-2017
The highest ranked country globally is Iceland; the UK is in 15th position.
The WEF annual reports, based on information from 144 countries, are a bench mark for gender equality. Countries are ranked according to economic participation and opportunity; educational attainment; health and survival; and political empowerment.
Particularly noteworthy is Nicaragua’s second position on political empowerment; 46% of MPs are women compared with the UK’s 29%. For the first time Nicaragua achieved gender parity in ministerial posts.