Want to see girl power in action? In honor of Women’s Equality Day, here are some of the world’s most forward-thinking nations when it comes to equal rights for women. Not only are these countries filled with amazing destinations but knowing you’re in a country that respects its women makes your trip even more enjoyable. See our list of destinations with great Women’s Rights records.
Denmark’s universal health care system is one of the best in the world. Progressive when it comes to human rights in general, Denmark is leading the way for the rest of the world. Their transparent government is making all the difference in the fight for gender equality. All of this equality shows as Denmark is also said to be home to the happiest retired people in the world!
While there, make sure to explore the canals and harbors of colorful Nyhavn in Copenhagen. You might also be surprised to learn that LEGOLAND Billund is the world’s first LEGOLAND resort, but not a surprise considering that LEGO bricks originated in Denmark.
Consistently ranked one of the best countries in the world on all accounts, Canada is not surprisingly a leader for women’s rights too. The high standard of living coupled with a great public health system help to ensure that women living in Canada have all of their needs met.
Canada has a little bit of something for everyone: Toronto for cosmopolitan city life; Vancouver for a metropolis surrounded by stunning natural beauty; Quebec City for a taste of old Europe and French-Canadian charm; Calgary for a hip and friendly cowboy town; and Jasper and Banff National Parks for some of the most beautiful sites in the Canadian Rockies. This is only scratching the surface, really!
Switzerland has made huge strides in women’s equality over the last few decades. Swiss women didn’t get the right to vote until 1971, but since then they’ve been fighting hard to close gender gaps, especially when it comes to wages.
While visiting Switzerland, taking in the stunning sites at Lake Lucerne is well worth the effort. Switzerland is a country for all seasons, but don’t miss it in the winter for some of the best skiing in the world in places like St. Moritz.
Although Australian women still face a gap in pay when compared to their male counterparts, culturally the country is shifting the way it thinks. Men and women in Australia both strongly believe that equality should be represented both at work and at home. As such, more and more men are wanting to take part in parenting and raising children so as to let women enjoy the same type of professional success.
Sydney and its famous opera houses might get most of the attention, but smaller beaches, such as Byron Bay and others along the Sunshine Coast are worth an entire trip to Australia.
There are more women in the labor market in Japan than there are in the United States, which means more and more Japanese women are working. A great improvement from the “tea-getting” and “copy-making” eras that plagued professional Japanese in the past, Japan, like most countries, still has a way to go for total equality. But, like Australia, this nation’s men and women believe that it should happen and also acknowledge that there is a problem currently, which is a great place to start.
While visiting Japan, Kyoto, renowned for its old-fashioned vibe, is a great outside-of-Tokyo destination – one that you might just want to spend your whole trip in! Also, not to miss is Osaka, a city founded on merchants and fast-talking/walking movers and shakers.
These are just five countries out in this vast world in which women can feel comfortable traveling because their rights will generally be protected. Of course, there are many more! If you are ready to start planning a girls’ trip with us, start by filling out our trip planning form and we’ll get you scheduled for a complimentary girls’ trip-planning session!
Better yet, if you have a group (10+ people) that you need to plan a girls’ vacation for, consider yourself a group leader in the making! What does that mean? It means you can possibly earn free travel for yourself or others in the group, extra group perks, and/or potentially a share of revenue with Kinship Vacations. Is there an important charitable cause in you and your group’s life? Or, maybe you are a small business owner looking for a fun new revenue stream. We can share our revenue with you. What a nice way to spend a girls’ trip, right? To get more info on our group travel opportunities, fill out our group trip leader form.
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