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Canada only 20th best country for gender equality: report

You'll never guess where Japan ranks

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Despite its progressive reputation, Canada is only the 20th best nation in the world when it comes to gender equality. That’s according to a new survey published by the World Economic Forum, which evaluates women’s well-being in the realms of education, health, politics and the economy. For context, you can view a map of all 136 ranked countries here. Notably, the nations topping the list tend to be smaller and often northern: Iceland came in first, Finland second, Norway third, then Sweden. There are a few outliers, however, such as the Philippines in 5th and Nicaragua in 10th. For the most part, wealthier nations top the list, with Africa, the Middle East and India scoring worst. But perhaps most embarrassing are Japan and South Korea, ranked 105th and 111th respectively—no other wealthy nation comes close.

The top 10
1
Iceland
2
Finland
3
Norway
4
Sweden
5
Philippines
6
Ireland
7
New Zealand
8
Denmark
9
Switzerland
10
Nicaragua