Iceland at the top of the list

Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir is happy about Iceland topping the …

Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir is happy about Iceland topping the list again, and breaking the 90% glass ceiling. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

Iceland tops the list for the thirteenth year in a row when it comes to gender equality according to the World Economic Forum. Four of the Scandinavian countries are in the top 5 places on the list, with only New Zealand in 4th place. 

The forum publishes every year a list where countries are positioned on the list based on  gender equality in each country. The criteria is in four areas: Economic participation, access to education, access to political power and to healthcare.

Iceland has improved since last year and is now getting a 90.8 percentage score. That means that Iceland is the first country to break the glass ceiling of 90%.

"The fight for equality must continue"

Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is happy to see Iceland at the top of the list. Here is what she tweeted yesterday:

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