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The Nordic women – leaders in gender equality

The Nordic women – leaders in gender equality

The Nordic countries are leaders in Europe and the world when it comes to equality between men and women. Nowhere else do women have such good opportunities to participate in working life and build careers as in the Nordic region. Finland recently set a new world record in the number of women in government, with 12 women cabinet members. Iceland is an example in parental equality as all fathers have their own three-month paternity leave.

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