The best and worst places to be a woman

Independent –  NZ Herald – Thursday, 08 March 2012 (originally published 05 Mar)

Women riding bikes decorated with flowers
The high-heeled dress wearing cyclists are commemorating International Women's Day. Image: AP

When more than half of the world’s population wakes up on Thursday – the 101st International Women’s Day – it will be hard to know whether to celebrate or give in to despair.

“From London to Lahore,” says Oxfam, “inequality between men and women persists.”

Here the Independent explores the best places to be a woman today . . .

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