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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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Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Roy100 added Amsterdam
2
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Copenhagen
3
Finland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Helsinki
4
Austria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Vienna
5
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
6
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Berlin
7
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Reykjavik
8
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women
9
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women
City of Brussels
10
Norway is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Oslo
11
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women
12
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Riga
13
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg
14
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Budapest
15
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bratislava
16
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Stockholm
17
Australia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canberra
18
Spain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Madrid
19
Canada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Ottawa
20
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Wellington
21
Russia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Moscow
22
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Sofia
23
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Brasília
24
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women
25
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Lisbon