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23 January 2018 10:00 (South Africa)

Iceland tops gender equality list

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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