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Nicaragua ranked 10th in world in gender equality

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 28 October 2016 |

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016, Nicaragua ranks 10th in the world in gender equality, up from 12th in 2015.

The UK has risen to 20th from 18th place in the overall rankings, well below its top 10 position in 2006.

The factors taken into consideration in determining the gender equality are political empowerment, health, education, and economic participation and opportunities.

Nicaragua re-enters the Index top 10 for the first time since 2014. It remains the best performer in the Latin America and the Caribbean region for the fifth year running.

Nicaragua also tops the most improved list having fully closed the gender gap on the educational attainment and health and survival indexes, and with a ranking of fourth in the world on political empowerment.