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Slovenia 38th in Gender Gap Index

Geneva, 25 October - Slovenia ranks 38th among 136 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index of the Geneva-based World Economic Forum. Iceland continues to top overall rankings for the fifth consecutive year, followed by Finland, Norway and Sweden.

The Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks national gender gaps of 136 countries on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria.

Slovenia fared worst in the health and survival sub-index in 75th, while women in Slovenia are better off in access to education where the country placed 26th.

The country ranks 54th in political empowerment and 43rd in economic participation and opportunity.

Slovenia also placed 38th in the 2012 report, but climbed three spots since 2011 and four spots since 2010. Compared to last year, the gender equality situation improved in 86 out of 136 countries surveyed.

© STA, 2013