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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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Finland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Helsinki
2
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Copenhagen
3
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
4
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Berlin
5
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Vienna
6
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Roy100 added Amsterdam
7
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women
8
Norway is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Oslo
9
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women
City of Brussels
10
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Riga
11
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women
12
Iran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
sogol added Tehran
13
Australia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canberra
14
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Sofia
15
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Brasília
16
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Quito
17
Spain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Madrid
18
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Manila
19
China is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Beijing
20
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Women
21
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg
22
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Lisbon
23
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Reykjavik
24
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women
San Juan
25
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Seoul