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The Best Countries for Women 

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List Rules The safest countries for female citizens to work and lead happy, productive lives

List of the best countries for women ranked from best to worst. When determining which country is the best for women, many factors must be taken into consideration. Are women being treated equally to men in the workplace? Do ladies have good access to healthcare? Is safety a concern for females when they are alone? These questions and more must be answered when determining which country is the best for women.

Workplace equality is an important issue for women in all developed nations. In 2013, The Economist created a “Glass Ceiling Index” that placed New Zealand at the top of the list of best countries for working women. Norway and Sweden also appeared high on the positive list with the U.S. landing in the 12th best position.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development points out that Bulgaria is the best country for women when it comes to maternity leave, offering more than 56 weeks of paid time off. Norwegian women spend the least amount of time doing housework in their free time and the women of Japan experience the least amount of domestic violence.

With all things considered, which country would you rank as the best for women? Vote on this list and let your voice be heard.
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Finland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Helsinki
2
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Copenhagen
3
Germany is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Berlin
4
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
5
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Vienna
6
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Roy100 added Amsterdam
7
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women
8
Russia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Moscow
9
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women
City of Brussels
10
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women
11
Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Madrid
12
Italy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Rome
13
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Lisbon
14
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Stockholm
15
Canada is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Ottawa
16
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women
'Γιωργος Σταυρου' added Nicosia
17
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Budapest
18
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg
19
Australia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canberra
20
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bratislava
21
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Reykjavik
22
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Sofia
23
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria
24
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Manila
25
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women