Most-Glass-Ceilings-Shattered Award CANADA
Why? The country has since fallen from the ranks of best country in the world for women, but it’s still in the running as one of the better countries. Thanks to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (an outspoken feminist), the country has pledged $650 million to be invested over a three-year time frame in reproductive rights and health around the world. The money will be used to fund projects that provide sex education, prevent sexual violence, female genital mutilation, and women’s rights.
Where to visit? Known for many things (maple syrup, where Justin Bieber came from, and being the most polite country in the world), Canada is also Hollywood’s favourite place to film big-budget movies. • Brokeback Mountain (2005), set in the American West, filmed in the Canadian Rockies, Alberta • Twilight (2008), set in Seattle, filmed in Vancouver • Mean Girls (2004), set in Illinois, filmed in Toronto