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Belgium is the best country in the world for women, says report
A recent study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that Belgium is the most female-friendly country in the world, with a strong legal framework in place to protect them and a political system wherein women are increasingly represented, reports De Morgen. The gender pay gap, however, is still too large, according to the study.
The OECD study analysed data on economic and social discrimination in 160 countries, and ranked 106 of them, as not all countries provided complete data.
Belgium comes out at the top of the ranking as the best country for women’s rights, followed by France, Slovenia, Spain and Serbia. The countries with the worst policies for women are Chad, Mali, Gambia and Sudan. Yemen, which requires no legal minimum age for marriage, ranks at the bottom of the list.