AllAfrica.com is reporting that Rwanda is Africa’s top-performing advocate of gender equality, followed by the Seychelles, Mozambique, South Africa and Botswana according to the 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released in London on Monday.
The findings were based on the following indicators:
Gender balance in primary and secondary education
Women’s participation in the labor force
Equal representation in rural areas
The number of women in parliament or governance
Women’s economic and political rights
Laws on violence against women
The worst performing countries in the survey were Somalia, followed by Cote d’Ivoire, Chad, the Comoros and Niger.
Find out more about the survey at AllAfrica.com.