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Latvia ranked 20th in the world in gender equality index

GENEVA - For yet another year, Iceland has placed first among world countries regarding gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2017.

Latvia ranks 20th, dropping two spots from the previous year.

As usual, the top spots are taken by the Nordic countries - Norway has placed second, Finland - third, and Rwanda - fourth. Sweden is ranked fifth.

The survey included four areas: economic participation and opportunities, education, political participation, as well as health care and life expectancy.

Lithuania is ranked 28th in the report, while Estonia is ranked 37th.

The situation regarding gender equality remains the worst in Iran, Chad, Syria, Pakistan and Yemen.

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