The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, has released its annual ‘Women, Peace, and Security Index’ which names the best countries to be a woman.
The index provides important insights into patterns and progress on women’s well-being and empowerment around the world.
It reflects a shared vision that countries are more peaceful and prosperous when women are accorded full and equal rights and opportunities.
The WPS Index incorporates three basic dimensions of women’s well-being—inclusion (economic, social, politi- cal); justice (formal laws and informal discrimination); and security (at the family, community, and societal levels)— which are captured and quantified through 11 indicators.
The indicators are aggregated at the national level to create a global ranking of 167 countries.
Norway ranked highest followed closely by Switzerland. Yemen and Afghanistan ranked lowest on the list. Nigeria ranked 145, Rwanda 65, Ghana 78, Kenya 98, Zimbabwe 74.
View the list here