A recent compilation of rankings by the U.S. website Newsweek found Canada to be the third-best country in the world to be a woman.Canada ranks behind Iceland and Sweden which placed first and second respectively. Canada was also the only non-European country in the top seven.
Countries were graded on five factors and used a scale of one to ten. The five factors include justice, such as protecting women from violent crimes, health, education levels for women, economics including women’s work pay, and politics, which includes the number of women in government positions.
Canada earned an overall score of 96.6 out of 100. Out of the specific categories, Canada earned 100 points for justice, 92.7 for health, 92 for education, 91 for economics, and 66.9 on politics.