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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241 51
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Roy100 added Amsterdam

2
184 69
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Copenhagen

3
212 87
Germany is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Berlin

4
184 56
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg

5
182 69
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
City of Brussels

6
167 62
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Vienna

7
174 76
Finland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Helsinki

8
159 67
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women

9
196 85
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women

10
157 72
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Riga

11
148 72
Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Madrid

12
182 93
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bratislava

13
144 65
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women

14
183 94
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Budapest

15
137 71
Australia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canberra

16
207 124
Russia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Moscow

17
175 102
Norway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Oslo

18
170 106
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Stockholm

19
176 100
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Sofia

20
133 82
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Wellington

21
140 83
Italy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Rome

22
150 98
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Reykjavik

23
144 77
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Women

24
147 103
Canada is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Ottawa

25
132 76
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Lisbon

26
136 84
Greece is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Athens

27
71 15
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Women

28
147 102
England is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Women
London

29
151 107
France is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Paris

30
152 96
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Brasília

31
192 120
Israel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Jerusalem

32
195 148
Japan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Tokyo

33
164 106
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Women
San Juan

34
167 110
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bogotá

35
162 106
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Quito

36
177 152
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Washington, D.C.

37
185 153
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Seoul

38
193 146
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Manila

39
172 141
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Hanoi

40
125 87
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bangkok

41
149 121
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Thimphu

42
149 121
Laos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Vientiane

43
168 141
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Phnom Penh

44
54 18
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Women
'Γιωργος Σταυρου' added Nicosia

45
152 116
Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Maseru

46
143 107
Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Antananarivo

47
171 125
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

48
57 28
Iran is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Women
sogol added Tehran

49
173 155
China is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Beijing

50
323 324
Poland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Warsaw