The Best And Worst Countries For Women To Live In
According to a recent report by TrustLaw, a legal news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation, rules that promote gender equality, safety against violence, exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place for a woman to live in while gendercide, child marriage and slavery make India the worst.
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TrustLaw asked professionals, academics, health workers, policymakers, journalists and development specialists to rank 19 countries of the G20 in relation to the overall best and worst country for a woman to live in.
Germany, Britain, Australia and France ranked top five countries out of the Group of 20 in the poll. The US came in sixth with conflicting opinions due to reproductive rights and healthcare.
Saudi Arabia on the other hand, where women are well educated but banned from driving and have only just been given voting rights (2011) came in 2nd to last, before India. Other countries that ranked low were Indonesia, South Africa and Mexico.
The EU was not included in the survey.
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1. Canada 2. Germany 3. Britain 4. Australia 5. France 6. United States 7. Japan 8. Italy 9. Argentina 10. South Korea 11. Brazil 12. Turkey 13. Russia 14. China 15. Mexico 16. South Africa 17. Indonesia 18. Saudi Arabia 19. India
For full coverage of the poll visit http://g20women.trust.org
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Info source: uk.news.yahoo.com via Katherine Baldwin | Reuters