Earth & Conservation

What Is Life Really Like For Women In Iceland?

With accessible education and sustainability, Iceland is seen as quite a progressive country. But what's life like for Icelandic women?

In Iceland, women make up nearly an equal amount of the labor force as men and they've actually ranked first on the Global Gender Gap index since 2009. Iceland's former prime minister was openly lesbian, and women have close to an equal representation in parliament as well.

In a country that scores highly for female political empowerment and educational attainment, what is life really like for women in Iceland? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.

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Learn More:

NPR: Women Win 30 Seats In Iceland's Parliament - More Than Any Party

BBC: The day Iceland's women went on strike

The Economist: The best-and worst-places to be a working woman