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Nigeria

Ranking: 145 / 167 | Index Value: 0.604

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

Compared to 44 Other Countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region

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Years refer to the date of WPS Index publication; data is the most recently available at the time of publication.

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Inclusion

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

0 15 Nigeria 5 2019 Best in Group 2019 South Africa 9.9 Worst in Group 2019 Burkina Faso 1

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

0 100 Nigeria 63 2019 Best in Group 2019 Rwanda 92.9 Worst in Group 2019 Somalia 19.8

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 80 Nigeria 79.6 2019 Best in Group 2019 Gabon 87.9 Worst in Group 2019 South Sudan 27

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 33.6 Nigeria 27.3 2019 Best in Group 2019 Mauritius 87.1 Worst in Group 2019 South Sudan 4.7

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 Nigeria 5.8 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 Rwanda 55.7 Worst in Group 2019 Nigeria 5.8

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Nigeria 17 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 Rwanda 6 Worst in Group 2019 Niger 33

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 Nigeria 1.06 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 Guinea 1.02 Worst in Group 2019 Nigeria 1.06

Legal Discrimination Against Women

84 0 2017 24 Nigeria 25 2019 Best in Group 2019 Cabo Verde 14 Worst in Group 2019 Sudan 49

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 2017 2.78 Nigeria 1.85 2019 Best in Group 2019 Cabo Verde 0 Worst in Group 2019 Central African Republic 20.4

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 55.5 Nigeria 47.8 2019 Best in Group 2019 Somalia 85.9 Worst in Group 2019 Botswana 23.4

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

100 0 Nigeria 11 2019 Best in Group 2019 Comoros 4.9 Worst in Group 2019 South Sudan 47