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Nicaragua, 6th place in the world in gender equality

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 20 February 2018 |

Nicaragua women farmers and co-operative members who supply sesame oil to the Body Shop

Nicaragua women farmers and co-operative members who supply sesame oil to the Body Shop

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.