Female-friendliness and equality between women and men have always been an unwavering goal in Denmark.
Women in Denmark are safer, more equal and have better access to justice than in any other country in the world.
That’s according to the 2023 Women, Peace and Security Index, released in October by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).
At the same time, the index concluded that Denmark is the most female-friendly country in the world.
On average, female-friendly countries are relatively wealthier, more peaceful, and more democratic, and women’s status correlates with these indicators even more than GDP.
The Women, Peace and Security Index measures women’s status through 13 indicators, ranging from education to employment rates.
Out of 177 countries, Denmark is the top country overall on all 13 indicators, and is ranked first globally on six of them, covering areas such as financial inclusion, access to justice and cell phone use.
Denmark is one of only 13 countries in the world where all women have their own bank accounts.
Denmark is one of only 14 countries in the world that have a legal provision for full gender equality.
The average age of women in Denmark is 13.2 years of schooling.
Denmark has one of the lowest levels of legal discrimination against women in the world.
The proportion of women in employment in Denmark is 77%.
In 2023, 43.6% of the Danish Parliament will be women.
The sex ratio at birth in Denmark is only 105.7.
It is noteworthy that all Nordic countries are among the top seven.