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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
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Ireland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
3
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Copenhagen
4
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
5
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
'Γιωργος Σταυρου' added Nicosia
6
Finland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Helsinki
7
Austria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Vienna
8
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women
City of Brussels
9
Australia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canberra
10
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Wellington
11
Iran is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women
sogol added Tehran
12
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Reykjavik
13
Germany is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Berlin
14
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg
15
Spain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Madrid
16
Canada is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Ottawa
17
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Riga
18
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Lisbon
19
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Stockholm
20
Norway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Oslo
21
Greece is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Athens
22
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Women
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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Budapest
24
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bratislava
25
Italy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Rome