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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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222 47
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Roy100 added Netherlands Amsterdam

2
175 62
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Belgium City of Brussels

3
176 51
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg Luxembourg

4
165 65
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Denmark Copenhagen

5
193 82
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Germany Berlin

6
153 58
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Austria Vienna

7
157 73
Finland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Finland Helsinki

8
179 80
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women

9
142 63
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women

10
140 55
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women

11
143 66
Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Spain Madrid

12
133 68
Italy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Italy Rome

13
138 63
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women

14
131 68
Australia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Australia Canberra

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15
141 69
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Latvia Riga

16
167 89
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Slovakia Bratislava

17
168 91
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Hungary Budapest

18
129 66
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Portugal Lisbon

19
174 96
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bulgaria Sofia

20
134 75
Greece is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Greece Athens

21
200 122
Russia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Russia Moscow

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22
125 74
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Women
New Zealand Wellington

23
142 89
England is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Women
England London

24
189 105
Israel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Israel Jerusalem

25
140 100
Canada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canada Ottawa

26
157 102
Norway is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Norway Oslo

27
152 105
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Sweden Stockholm

28
150 94
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Brazil Brasília

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29
133 97
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Iceland Reykjavik

30
147 106
France is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Women
France Paris

31
57 15
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Women

32
168 139
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Women
United States of America Washington, D.C.

33
163 106
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Puerto Rico San Juan

34
190 146
Japan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Japan Tokyo

35
165 109
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Colombia Bogotá

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36
160 106
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Ecuador Quito

37
189 144
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Philippines Manila

38
181 151
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Women
South Korea Seoul

39
124 86
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Thailand Bangkok

40
148 120
Laos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Laos Vientiane

41
170 141
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Vietnam Hanoi

42
147 120
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Bhutan Thimphu

43
51 16
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Women
'Γιωργος Σταυρου' added Cyprus Nicosia

44
166 138
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Cambodia Phnom Penh

45
141 105
Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Madagascar Antananarivo

46
150 114
Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Lesotho Maseru

47
169 122
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Women
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

48
56 22
Iran is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Women
sogol added Iran Tehran

49
169 151
China is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Women
China Beijing

50
319 322
Poland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Poland Warsaw