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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1
272 59
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Roy100 added Amsterdam

2
214 73
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Copenhagen

3
193 65
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Vienna

4
206 81
Finland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Helsinki

5
239 98
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Berlin

6
181 72
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women

7
188 72
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women
City of Brussels

8
222 90
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women

9
187 59
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg

10
181 75
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Riga

11
207 97
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bratislava

12
208 98
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Budapest

13
182 100
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Reykjavik

14
203 107
Norway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Oslo

15
196 111
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Stockholm

16
95 17
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women

17
217 128
Russia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Moscow

18
142 78
Australia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canberra

19
152 82
Spain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Madrid

20
153 113
Canada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Ottawa

21
137 92
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Wellington

22
177 109
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Sofia

23
146 86
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Women

24
156 101
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Brasília

25
157 119
France is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Paris