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Rwanda Ranks Highly in Annual Global Gender Gap Report

The World Economic Forum recently released its annual report on the global gender gap, and Rwanda is the only African country that made the top ten. Find out which African nations made the list

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This week the World Economic Forum released its annual Global Gender Gap index, revealing the world’s best countries for women. The requirements used are: women’s health indicators, political empowerment, participation in their country’s economy and their right to education.

Predictably, Nordic countries took the top five spots. Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark are the best countries in the world for women. Rwanda did well to take the seventh spot, and was the only African nation to make the top ten.

The countries in which women are not treated well are: Yemen, Pakistan, Chad, Syria and Mali.

Here is how African countries measured up out of the 142 countries that were surveyed, from best to worst:

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Rwanda (7)

Burundi (17)

South Africa (18)

Malawi (34)

Kenya (37)

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Lesotho (38)

Namibia (40)

Madagascar (41)

Tanzania (47)

Botswana (51)

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Zimbabwe (63)

Senegal (77)

Uganda (88)

Ghana (101)

Mauritius (106)

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Burkina Faso (110)

Liberia (111)

Nigeria (118)

Zambia (119)

Angola (121)

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Tunisia (123)

Ethiopia (127)

Egypt (129)

Mauritania (131)

Guinea (132)

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Morocco (133)

Côte d’Ivoire (136)

Mali (138)

Chad (140)

Read the full report here

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