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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
266 57
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Roy100 added Amsterdam

2
207 73
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Copenhagen

3
189 65
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Vienna

4
235 96
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Berlin

5
200 81
Finland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Helsinki

6
178 71
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women

7
187 72
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women
City of Brussels

8
186 59
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg

9
216 90
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women

10
177 75
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Riga

11
202 97
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bratislava

12
203 98
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Budapest

13
176 100
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Reykjavik

14
194 111
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Stockholm

15
95 17
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women

16
198 107
Norway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Oslo

17
142 74
Australia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canberra

18
151 77
Spain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Madrid

19
216 128
Russia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Moscow

20
137 87
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Wellington

21
152 108
Canada is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Ottawa

22
146 81
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Women

23
177 106
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Sofia

24
156 114
France is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Paris

25
154 101
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women
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