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Barbados

Ranking: 87 / 167 | Index Value: 0.715

Barbados’s Performance on the
Women, Peace, and Security Index

Compared to 25 Other Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region

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Inclusion

Women’s Mean Years of Schooling 2017 data is not available for this country

0 15 Barbados 10.6 2019 Best in Group 2019 Argentina 11.6 Worst in Group 2019 Haiti 4.3

Women's Employment (%) 2017 data is not available for this country

0 100 Barbados 60 2019 Best in Group 2019 Peru 71.6 Worst in Group 2019 Guyana 38.2

Women's Cellphone Use (%) 2017 and 2019 data is not available for this country

0 100 Best in Group 2019 Jamaica 94 Worst in Group 2019 Ecuador 72.7

Women's Financial Inclusion (%) 2017 and 2019 data is not available for this country

0 100 Best in Group 2019 Jamaica 77.8 Worst in Group 2019 El Salvador 24.4

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 2017 19.6 Barbados 27.5 2019 Best in Group 2019 Mexico 48.4 Worst in Group 2019 Haiti 2.7

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%) 2017 and 2019 data is not available for this country

100 0 Best in Group 2019 Uruguay 4 Worst in Group 2019 Haiti 22

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 Barbados 1.04 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 Belize 1.03 Worst in Group 2019 Suriname 1.07

Legal Discrimination Against Women

84 0 2017 32 Barbados 26 2019 Best in Group 2019 Mexico 8 Worst in Group 2019 Haiti 32

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 Barbados 0 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 Barbados 0 Worst in Group 2019 Mexico 1.95

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%) 2017 and 2019 data is not available for this country

0 100 Best in Group 2019 Honduras 58.8 Worst in Group 2019 Brazil 27.5

Current Intimate Partner Violence (%) 2017 data is not available for this country

100 0 Barbados 27 2019 Best in Group 2019 Argentina 2.7 Worst in Group 2019 Barbados 27