There are plenty of countries where it's no blessing to be born female but there are some where it's bloody awful.
The worst, the very worst country is - why it's our own rescued state, freshly-liberated Afghanistan. Afghanistan is followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia.
The appearance of India, a country rapidly developing into an economic super-power, was unexpected. It is ranked as extremely hazardous because of the subcontinent's high level of female infanticide and sex trafficking.
Others were less surprised to be on the list. Informed about her country's inclusion, Somalia's women's minister, Maryan Qasim, responded: "I thought Somalia would be first on the list, not fifth. "
The survey has been compiled by the Thomson Reuters Foundation to mark the launch of a website, TrustLawWoman, aimed at providing free legal advice for women's groups around the world.
High maternal mortality rates, limited access to doctors and a "near total lack of economic rights " render Afghanistan such a threat to its female inhabitants.
"Continuing conflict, Nato airstrikes and cultural practices combine to make Afghanistan a very dangerous place for women, " said Antonella Notari, head of Women Change Makers, a group that supports women social entrepreneurs around the world.
No word yet on Canada's standing but, then again, our Ayatollah and his Mullahs are still unpacking their majority tools.