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Ireland rated 3rd best country for female empowerment

A study has revealed Ireland as the 3rd best country in the world for female empowerment.

Iceland was placed 1st, followed by Finland and Ireland, in research carried out by William Russell.

Results were based on eight different factors ranging from maternity leave, gender pay gaps and government leadership.

Countries were given a score out of 10 for all eight categories to create an average score

Ireland received a female empowerment score of 7.22. It received a perfect score in the World Bank’s Women, Business and Law Index, combined with a relatively low gender wage gap of 7.99% and 182 days of paid maternity leave for new mothers.

The full list of female empowered countries is:

  • 1. Iceland
  • 2. Finland
  • 3. Ireland
  • 4. Belgium
  • 5. Denmark
  • 6. Canada
  • 7. France
  • 8. Norway
  • 9. Sweden
  • 10. Lithuania


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