According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Scandinavia is the place to be. This interactive map uses data that was compiled from an index to measure gender equality in health, access to education, economic participation and political engagement.
The four highest ranked countries in the world, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden) are all in Scandinavia.
Thanks to the Guardian Datablog, you can download all of the data in a spreadsheet to map on your own.
This interactive map is excellent, but a more expanded series of maps concerning gender (in)equality in the world regarding the status of women can be found on the WomanStats project page.
Via Seth Dixon