Pakistan stands second worst country after Yemen at Global Gender Gap Index, according to World Economic Forum report2013.

The report rates 136 countries on gender equality, and factors in four categories: economic opportunity, educational attainment, health and political empowerment.

By that metric, Iceland has had the narrowest gender gap for five straight years. Other Nordic countries like Finland, Norway and Sweden follow close behind.

However, even US is not close to the top, While the country scores high on economic opportunity and education for women, it scores poorly on political empowerment.

Not only has the United States never had a female president, women still make up far less than half of Congress.

This year, women hold 98 of 535 seats in Congress. That’s just 18%.  In contrast, Iceland scores the highest in the world for political empowerment of women. Female heads of state led the country for 20 out of the last 50 years. Women also make up about 40% of the country’s parliament.

Places like Cuba and Nicaragua also have a far greater percentage of women serving in their legislatures than in the US

Pakistan, India and Ireland had female heads of state lead their countries 21 out of the last 50 years.