Our perceptions of different countries vary greatly, and while they are often generalisations, these perceptions can have a profound real-world effect on national economies. Among one of the more important perceptions here is which countries treat women fairly.
A new report was recently unveiled at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January 20, the report — Best Countries by David Reibstein — surveyed approximately 16,200 global citizens to capture their impressions of 60 countries.
Reibstein describes the survey population as “one third general population, one third business decision makers, and one third what would be called ‘educated elite.’”
The Best Countries for Women rating is a composite of five attributes: human rights, gender equality, income equality, safety, and progressiveness.
While Denmark was the highest ranked best country for women, Australia was ranked 5th and Germany 7th. Germany, however, was the highest ranked best country overall (i.e. when not women alone).
The list of best countries for women:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
Photo credit: “Colourbox”. Material used in the preparation of this article has been drawn from Value Walk