Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 8:41
'Sweeping change' narrows gender gap
The World Economic Forum says increased access for women to politics and the workforce has narrowed the global gender gap in the past 10 years.
The WEF's annual gender survey confirmed "sweeping changes" in many countries, with 105 becoming more equal since 2005.
Iceland tops the list for the sixth year running, with Yemen placed last.
The WEF looked at economic factors, health, education and political participation in 142 countries.
The WEF said just six nations - Sri Lanka, Mali, Croatia, Macedonia, Jordan and Tunisia - have seen their gender gap grow overall since 2005.