Top 20 Women-Friendly Countries In The World, 2014
Out of the 142 countries, Iceland tops out as the #1 place for women, according to the World Economic Forum‘s global gender equality index, Iceland shows narrowing the gender gap isn’t rocket-science.
As one of the first countries to give women the right to vote in 1915, Iceland, frequently referred to as “feminist’s paradise,” as well as the world leader in women’s rights, it is hands-down the most woman-friendly country in the world.
Nordic countries consistently rank at the top of the list. Finland (No. 2), orway (No. 3), Sweden (No. 4) and Denmark (No. 5). At No. 20, the United States continues to improve in the rankings–up from No. 23 in 2013 – but hasn’t yet climbed to a top-10 slot.
Readers: What can we learn from the Nordic countries?
At the bottom of the list, the worst countries for gender quality are Mali (No. 138), Syria (No. 139), Chad (No. 140), Pakistan (No. 141) and Yemen (No. 142).
The Global Gender Gap Index 2014, listed the following countries as the 20 best places for women – the narrower the gender gap, the happier you’ll be. The highest possible score is 1 (equality) and the lowest possible score is 0 (inequality)
13. New Zealand
18. South Africa
20. United States
Worst Countries For Women:
136. Côte d’Ivoire
137. Iran, Islamic Rep.
To determine the best and worst countries for women’s equality, the group considered 14 variables in four categories: women’s access to basic and higher education; women’s health and survival by measures of life expectancy and sex ratio; equality of economic opportunity and participation; and political empowerment.
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