Denmark cracks the top five for gender equality
The Local · 28 Oct 2014, 13:23
Published: 28 Oct 2014 13:23 GMT+01:00
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Denmark is the fifth best country in the world for gender equality according to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap 2014 report. Moving up from eighth to fifth place, Denmark made it an across-the-board sweep by the Nordic nations, with Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden taking the top four spots.
“With no one country having closed its overall gender gap, Nordic nations remain the most gender-equal societies in the world. Last year’s leading four nations – Iceland (1), Finland (2), Norway (3) and Sweden (4) – are joined by Denmark, which climbs from eighth place to fifth,” the World Economic Forum wrote in a press release.
While the Nordic countries retained their grip on the top spots, the rest of the top ten saw more changes.