Places/Travel 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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1
282 59
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Roy100 added Amsterdam

2
223 73
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Copenhagen

3
215 81
Finland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Helsinki

4
199 65
Austria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Vienna

5
245 99
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Berlin

6
189 72
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women

7
193 72
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women
City of Brussels

8
228 90
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women

9
190 59
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg

10
188 75
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Riga

11
189 100
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Reykjavik

12
213 98
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bratislava

13
214 100
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Budapest

14
211 108
Norway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Oslo

15
200 111
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Stockholm

16
100 18
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women

17
144 80
Australia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canberra

18
218 131
Russia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Moscow

19
155 84
Spain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Madrid

20
139 93
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Wellington

21
155 115
Canada is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Ottawa

22
178 112
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Sofia

23
147 91
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Women

24
156 103
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Brasília

25
206 157
Japan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Tokyo