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The best country in the world to be a girl?
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The best country in the world to be a girl?

25.10.2016 From our online archive
The best country to live in the world when you are a girl is not Luxembourg, a study by British not for profit Save The Children. Read on to find out how Luxembourg fared.

(SW/JB) The best country to live in the world when you are a girl is not Luxembourg, a study by British not for profit Save The Children. In fact Luxembourg does not make the top 10, ranking in 14th position, ahead of France (18).

The "Every last girl" study looked at the rights of girls and women in 144 countries. It focused on five indicators: underage marriage, teenage pregnancy, death in childbirth, schooling and the proportion of women in parliament.

Sweden seized the top spot, followed by Finland and Norway. The Netherlands made fourth place, followed by Belgium in fifth. At the bottom of the ranking for girls' and women's rights were the Central African Republic, Chad and Nigeria.

The top 15 countries in the "Every last girl" study

  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Slovenia
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Luxembourg
  • UK