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On October 24, 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike for equal rights... Now Iceland has the highest gender equality in the world.


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On October 24, 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike for equal rights.

90% of the women walked off their jobs and out of their homes, shutting down the entire country.

The men could barely cope.

The next year, Parliament passed a law guaranteeing equal pay.

Five years later, Iceland elected the world's first woman President.

Now Iceland has the highest gender equality in the world.

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