Nicaragua Tops Gender Gap Rankings in LatAm

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016, Nicaragua is the best country in Latin America for closing the gender gap. Ranking at number 10 in …

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According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016, Nicaragua is the best country in Latin America for closing the gender gap.

Ranking at number 10 in the world (out of 144 countries), Nicaragua has beaten out Bolivia, Cuba, Barbados, and Costa Rica, which follow in ranking sequentially.

Sitting at the bottom of the Latin American rankings are Suriname, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Belize, and Guatemala.

Latin America as a region is still 30% from gender parity, which is not far behind Western Europe and North America, at 25% and 28% respectively.

Iceland took the top spot for the eighth consecutive year, closing more than 87% of its overall gender gap.

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