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Does Iceland live up to its reputation as a paradise for gender equality?

Iceland is perhaps best known for its glaciers and the stunning Northern Lights. But the island is also a laboratory scrutinised for its democratic and social model. Founded in the year 930, its parliament is no doubt one of the oldest in the world. For more than a decade, Iceland has topped the World Economic Forum's annual report on gender equality. Its parliament is the most gender-balanced in Europe, with almost 48 percent of women elected in 2021. So what is this small country of 376,000 inhabitants doing to stand out from the crowd? Does it deserve its reputation as a paradise for gender equality? FRANCE 24’s Mélina Huet reports.


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