Iceland close to be the first country to eradicate gender gap

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Saadia Zahidi, head of employment and gender Initiatives and member of the executive committee at the World Economic Forum said about Iceland: “They’re at 87% of the gap being closed right now…So they would be the first, if they continue at current rate of change” to hit 100%.”

According to the Global Gender Gap report, introduced at the World Economic Forum Iceland were at 86% of the gender gap in 2014 and it may close in the years to come.


Despite being one of the countries which took the first hit from the financial crisis in 2008, Iceland is now the first country in the world which is close to eradicate gender gap.

According to the Global Gender Gap report, introduced at the World Economic Forum, Iceland comes first at dealing with the gender gap, as she were at 86% of the gender gap in 2014 and she may close the gap in the years to come.

Saadia Zahidi, head of employment and gender Initiatives and member of the executive ...


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