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Barbara Scully: Equality is all in the surname, ladies - just ask Yvonne

Barbara Scully

Published 17/07/2015 | 02:30

Yvonne Keating
Yvonne Keating

Iceland is a feminist country - and that's according to the World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report, which rates it the most gender-balanced country in the world. Women's rights have long been the agenda in Iceland.

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Icelandic women got the vote in 1915.

And in 1975, over 90pc of women took the day off in order to secure economic equality. Legislation on equal pay was passed the following year.

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