Nicaragua is first in Latin America in gender equality and 12th worldwide, according to the 2015 Gender Gap Report, published by the World Economic Forum.
Costa Rica is second in Central America, while Guatemala is last.
Finland is in first place globally, while Yemen has the greatest inequality among 145 countries.
The study considers income, health, education and political participation of women (numbers in brackets indicate the overall position of each country of the region).
Global Gender Gap Index 2015. The highest possible score is 1 (equality) and the lowest possible score is 0 (inequality)
1 Nicaragua (12)
2 Costa Rica (38)
3 Panama (44)
4 El Salvador (62)
5 Honduras (80)
6 Guatemala (105)
The highest possible score is 1 (equality) and the lowest possible score is 0 (inequality).
More on Nicaragua at TodayNicaragua.com