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Switzerland is best country in the world for women’s rights

13.03.19 / Switzerland has been ranked as the best country for women’s rights in a new report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The OECD gave Switzerland a “very low” gender discrimination score of 8.1 out of 100 for its robust laws tackling the issue. Additionally discrimination within the family was the lowest of any other nation, the statutory minimum age of marriage for women and men is 18 without any legal exception, and children are the joint responsibility of both the father and mother regardless of the parents’ civil status.

Denmark, Sweden, France and Portugal were the next best-performing countries. On the flip-side Guinea, Jordan, Iran, Pakistan and Yemen are the worst ranked.

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