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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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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Lisbon
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England is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Women
London
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Japan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Tokyo
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Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Women
San Juan
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Greece is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Athens
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Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Hanoi
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Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Quito
33
Italy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Rome
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South Korea is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Seoul
35
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Women
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Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Thimphu
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Colombia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bogotá
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Laos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Vientiane
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Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Phnom Penh
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Thailand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bangkok
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Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Antananarivo
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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Washington, D.C.
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Israel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Jerusalem
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Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Maseru
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Philippines is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Manila
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South Africa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria
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Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Women
'Γιωργος Σταυρου' added Nicosia
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Iran is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Women
sogol added Tehran
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Poland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Warsaw
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China is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Beijing