Are you looking for equality, equal pay and equal rights between genders? Well, don’t look for it in Singapore.
The Swiss non-profit organization World Economic Forum (WEF) has published its annual report, which identifies the state of gender equality arund the world.
Last year Singapore was on a 58th spot, but this year we have moved us one seats and is now occupying the 59th place in the rankings. The countries that are on the top of the list are the Scandinavian countries, who for the last six years have dominated the list with Iceland as number one on the list but is closely followed by Finland, Norway and Sweden.WEF has established four criterias which they assess each country from. The criteria are education, economic participation, politics and health.
What is worth noting is that the countries that dominate the list, is also countries that takes LGBT rights seriously and does not oppress individuals based on their sexuality. Even more. Iceland who have dominated the list for the last 6 years even had a prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, who is gay.