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  I on a whale watching tour in North-Iceland.
by Regina1965
 
 

According to a research Newsweek made Iceland is the best place in the world for a woman to live in.

We got 100 out of 100 for justice.
90,5 for health.
96,7 for education.
88 for economics.
92.8 for politics.

In Iceland is the lowest infant deaths in the world (it didn't used to be this way though).

And 14,7% children in Iceland are born by a Caesarean section, which seems to be a lower percentage than in other places.

We had a gay female Prime Minister for 4 years (2009-2013) and we had the first woman president in the world, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir who was our president from 1980-1996. And now (2013) we have a female bishop.

There are ca 1.000 more men in Iceland than women - 163.000 men and 162.010 women

But even if women have it good in Iceland there still is the difference in salaries... when is that going to change, and honestlly what is that about!!??

Website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/01/global-gender-gap-report_n_1070466.html

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  • Updated Nov 26, 2013
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