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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228 47
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Roy100 added Amsterdam

2
180 51
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg

3
178 63
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
City of Brussels

4
168 66
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Copenhagen

5
196 82
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Berlin

6
154 58
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Vienna

7
160 73
Finland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Helsinki

8
182 81
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women

9
146 65
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women

10
143 56
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women

11
147 66
Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Madrid

12
138 69
Italy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Rome

13
143 63
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women

14
135 69
Australia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canberra

15
143 69
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Riga

16
130 74
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Wellington

17
168 90
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bratislava

18
131 67
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Lisbon

19
169 92
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Budapest

20
145 89
England is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Women
London

21
175 97
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Sofia

22
135 76
Greece is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Athens

23
202 123
Russia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Moscow

24
145 101
Canada is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Ottawa

25
191 109
Israel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Jerusalem

26
156 105
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Stockholm

27
160 102
Norway is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Oslo

28
136 97
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Reykjavik

29
151 95
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Brasília

30
148 107
France is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Paris

31
176 142
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Washington, D.C.

32
58 15
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Women

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

34
193 148
Japan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Tokyo

35
166 109
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bogotá

36
161 106
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Quito

37
184 152
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Seoul

38
125 86
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bangkok

39
191 146
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Manila

40
172 141
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Hanoi

41
149 120
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Thimphu

42
149 120
Laos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Vientiane

43
54 16
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Women
'Γιωργος Σταυρου' added Nicosia

44
168 139
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Phnom Penh

45
143 105
Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Antananarivo

46
152 115
Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Maseru

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

48
57 27
Iran is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Women
sogol added Tehran

49
173 153
China is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Beijing

50
321 323
Poland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Warsaw