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Revealed: The Most and Least Gender Equal Countries, 2020

Iceland Woman

Unsurprisingly, Iceland, with a population of just over 0.37 million, ranked as the most gender-equal country for the 11th consecutive year, followed by its Nordic cousins, Norway (2nd), Finland (3rd), and Sweden (4th). Yemen is ranked the worst (153rd), while Iraq is 152nd and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 151st.

Breaking the data down further, the United States dropped 2 spots to 53rd out of 153 countries. India has slipped four places to rank 112th globally.

Top 10 Most Gender Equal Countries, 2020

  1. Iceland
  2. Norway
  3. Finland
  4. Sweden
  5. Nicaragua
  6. New Zealand
  7. Ireland
  8. Spain
  9. Rwanda
  10. Germany

Top 10 Most Gender Equal Countries, 2020

Top 10 Least Gender Equal Countries, 2020

  1. Yemen
  2. Iraq
  3. Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  4. Syria
  5. DR Congo
  6. Iran
  7. Chad
  8. Saudi Arabia
  9. Lebanon
  10. Oman

Top 10 Least Gender Equal Countries 2020
Global Gender Gap Report analyzed 153 countries in their progress toward gender parity, focusing on four main themes: economic participation, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment.

The Most and Least Gender Equal Countries, 2020

RankCountryRankCountry
1Iceland78Czech Republic
2Norway79Mongolia
3Finland80El Salvador
4Sweden81Russia
5Nicaragua 82Ethiopia
6New Zealand83Eswatini
7Ireland84Greece
8Spain85Indonesia
9Rwanda86Dominican Republic
10Germany87VietNam
11Latvia88Lesotho
12Namibia89Cambodia
13Costa Rica90Malta
14Denmark91Cyprus
15France92Brazil
16Philippines93Kyrgyz Republic
17South Africa94Azerbaijan
18Switzerland95Brunei
19Canada96Cameroon
20Albania97Liberia
21United Kingdom98Armenia
22Colombia99Senegal
23Moldova100Paraguay
24Trinidad and Tobago101Nepal
25Mexico102Sri Lanka
26Estonia103Fiji
27Belgium104Malaysia
28Barbados105Hungary
29Belarus106China
30Argentina107Ghana
31Cuba108South Korea
32Burundi109Kenya
33Lithuania110Belize
34Austria111Sierra Leone
35Portugal112India
36Slovenia113Guatemala
37Uruguay114Myanmar
38Netherlands115Mauritius
39Serbia116Malawi
40Poland117East Timor
41Jamaica118Angola
42Bolivia119Benin
43Laos120United Arab Emirates
44Australia121Japan
45Zambia122Kuwait
46Panama123Maldives
47Zimbabwe124Tunisia
48Ecuador125Guinea
49Bulgaria126Vanuatu
50Bangladesh127Papua New Guinea
51Luxembourg128Nigeria
52Cape Verde129Burkina Faso
53United States130Turkey
54Singapore131Bhutan
55Romania132Algeria
56Mozambique133Bahrain
57Chile134Egypt
58Honduras135Qatar
59Ukraine136Gambia
60Croatia137Tajikistan
61Bahamas138Jordan
62Madagascar139Mali
63Slovak Republic140Togo
64Israel141Mauritania
65Uganda142Ivory Coast
66Peru143Morocco
67Venezuela144Oman
68Tanzania145Lebanon
69Bosnia Herzegovina146Saudi Arabia
70North Macedonia 147Chad
71Montenegro148Iran
72Kazakhstan149DR Congo
73Botswana150Syria
74Georgia151Islamic Republic of Pakistan
75Thailand152Iraq
76Italy153Yemen
77Suriname

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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