Iceland and Norway: safest countries for women

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According to a recent index, Iceland and Norway have been measured as the safest countries for women. The index considers an accumulation of international gains and failures. The index also showed that Syria and Afghanistan are the most dangerous countries for women.

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo have stated that monitoring and improving the lives of women is the key factor to ensuring peace and security for the countries.

The Women Peace and Security Index evaluated more than 98% of the world population which comes to a total of 153 countries. The index took into account all aspects of security from the use of mobile phones to physical violence.

Unfortunately, the results display major discrepancies on both international and regional levels. Norway, Iceland and Sweden lead a total of 30 countries which have a high result in all indicators.

Moreover, the Index differs from any other global index on gender inequality as it assesses the basic standards of well-being which are security, access to justice and inclusion.