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[Graphic News] Norway tops rankings for women’s quality of life

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Oct. 29, 2019 - 18:18

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Norway and Switzerland are the best countries for women and Yemen and Afghanistan the worst, according to research.

While women’s quality of life has improved in some 60 countries, it has deteriorated in Yemen and other war-torn nations, research organizations Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Peace Research Institute Oslo concluded.

The researchers looked at 167 countries since 2017, when the first Women, Peace and Security Index was compiled, weighing variables such as access to bank accounts, jobs and security.

Rounding out the top of the list were Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Austria and the United Kingdom. At the bottom were Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan and South Sudan. (Reuters)