The 10 Best and Worst Countries to Be a Woman in 2021

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Global Citizen

By Leah Rodriguez


Disparities in the treatment of women have widened across countries in the wake of the COVID-19, according to the third annual Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index.

Georgetown University’s Institute for Women (GIWPS) and the PRIO Center on Gender, Peace, and Security published and released the report, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the United Nations on Tuesday.

The index is based on data that measures women’s inclusion, justice access, and security in 170 countries. Norway, Finland, and Iceland topped the list on women’s well-being, while Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen were at the bottom. This year’s report showed a larger range in scores, with the top score three times better than the worst compared to two times better in 2017.


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