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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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205 40
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Roy100 added Netherlands Amsterdam

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2
168 55
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Belgium City of Brussels

3
158 58
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Denmark Copenhagen

4
184 73
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Germany Berlin

5
168 44
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg Luxembourg

6
148 52
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Austria Vienna

7
175 71
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women

8
148 65
Finland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Finland Helsinki

9
137 57
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women

10
141 58
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Spain Madrid

11
136 50
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women

12
127 61
Italy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Italy Rome

13
127 57
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Portugal Lisbon

14
137 64
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Latvia Riga

15
164 82
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Slovakia Bratislava

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16
131 57
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women

17
132 69
Greece is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Greece Athens

18
124 64
Australia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Australia Canberra

19
171 91
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bulgaria Sofia

20
165 87
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Hungary Budapest

21
185 91
Israel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Israel Jerusalem

22
121 69
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Women
New Zealand Wellington

23
135 83
England is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Women
England London

24
130 97
Canada is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canada Ottawa

25
149 98
Norway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Norway Oslo

26
143 101
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Sweden Stockholm

27
143 101
France is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Women
France Paris

28
128 94
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Iceland Reykjavik

29
146 86
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Brazil Brasília

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160 111
Russia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Russia Moscow

31
161 129
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Women
United States of America Washington, D.C.

32
161 99
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Puerto Rico San Juan

33
161 104
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Colombia Bogotá

34
50 12
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Women

35
156 100
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Ecuador Quito

36
182 143
Japan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Japan Tokyo

37
47 11
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Women
'Γιωργος Σταυρου' added Cyprus Nicosia

38
314 273
Poland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Poland Warsaw

39
47 13
Iran is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Women
sogol added Iran Tehran

40
112 82
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Thailand Bangkok

41
127 99
Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Madagascar Antananarivo

42
144 134
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Vietnam Hanoi

43
147 116
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Women
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

44
149 146
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Women
South Korea Seoul

45
112 115
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Bhutan Thimphu

46
111 115
Laos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Laos Vientiane

47
125 132
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Cambodia Phnom Penh

48
142 139
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Philippines Manila

49
110 109
Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Lesotho Maseru

50
120 145
China is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Women
China Beijing