A look at women’s status in G-20 countries, based on factors such as domestic violence laws, access to education, workplace opportunities and rights, according to a report by TrustLaw, a provider of legal assistance and information. The G-20 is composed of 19 countries and the European Union.
1. CanadaOne-third of federally appointed judges and 62 percent of university graduates in Canada are female, according to recent Canadian government statistics. In addition, the country has policies promoting women's rights and well-enforced laws against violence. In this photo, a woman walks her dog in Pemberton, British Columbia. Jonathan Hayward/AP