Rwanda is the best place in Africa to be a woman, according to the recently released Global Gender Gap Index 2015.
The country ranks sixth in the world in terms of its gender equality score, after Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Ireland. Rwanda is one of only three sub-Saharan African countries in the list’s top 20 with Namibia and South Africa at 16 and 17 respectively.
With the highest possible score on the index being 1, Rwanda scores 0.794 putting it 12 places ahead of the United Kingdom and 22 places ahead of the USA. But no country has completely bridged the gap between men and women across all areas surveyed: economy, education, health and politics.
While it has been suggested that it will take the world untill 2133 to fully close the gender economic gap, Rwanda projects that, if everything goes according to plan, it will have accomplished this long before then, reports The New Times.