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Lesotho's gender equality better than the UK

8 March 2011 Last updated at 09:48 GMT

The tiny kingdom of Lesotho which is entirely surrounded by South Africa, looms large when it comes to putting women on the map.

It performs better than Britain and the US in bridging the gap between the sexes, according to the World Economic Forum's equality index.

Karen Allen reports from Lesotho.