Is Sweden The Best Place In The World To Be A Woman?
The world has a long way to go in terms of gender equality but some countries really are knocking it out of the park.
Sweden in particular sounds like a wonderful place to be a woman, for so many reasons.
Girls have just as much access to primary and secondary education as boys do and women now make up the majority of the highly-skilled workforce.
There’s mandatory parental leave with generous benefits in place.
The salary gap between men and women is amongst the lowest in the world.
There are policies in place that promote women’s leaderships and what’s more these policies actually work!
Today Sweden has one of the highest percentages of women in parliament in the world.
When you compare Sweden to Australia you can see just how much real work needs to be done here.
We can’t just talk about it anymore, we need to action it.
And by the looks of things we could do worse than model ourselves on Sweden…