The World Economic Forum released its Global Gender Gap Report onTuesday, with Iceland once again topping the list of greatest gender equality. It's no coincidence then that Iceland has a female prime minister. The report measures a range of indicators in terms of politics, education, employment and health. South Africa came in at 12th place - although equality in terms of legal rights and representation in government doesn't necessarily translate into better lives for women at a grassroots level. Read more: BBC News, WEF website
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