May 052015

Norway best place to be mother

A report published by Save the Children has ranked Norway as the best place to be a mother. Women in expanding cites were found to have a harder life, however, as the gap between rich and poor continues to widen.

The 10 worst places to be a mother were all found to be sub-Saharan African countries, nine of which are currently embroiled in conflict. Somalia ranked as the worst country, just below the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.

The index, released by the children’s rights organization on Monday, rates 179 countries based on five indicators related to maternal health, education, income levels and the status of women.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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