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Papua New Guinea

Ranking: 117 / 167 | Index Value: 0.658

Papua New Guinea’s Performance on the
Women, Peace, and Security Index

Compared to 17 Other Countries in the East Asia and the Pacific 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 Papua New Guinea 3.8 2019 Best in Group 2019 Republic of Korea 11.4 Worst in Group 2019 Timor-Leste 3.6

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

0 100 Papua New Guinea 49.8 2019 Best in Group 2019 Cambodia 77.2 Worst in Group 2019 Timor-Leste 33.8

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

0 100 Best in Group 2019 Mongolia 97.6 Worst in Group 2019 Cambodia 68

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

0 100 Best in Group 2019 Singapore 96.3 Worst in Group 2019 Cambodia 21.5

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 Best in Group 2019 Timor-Leste 33.8 Worst in Group 2019 Papua New Guinea 0

Justice

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

100 0 Best in Group 2019 Singapore 2 Worst in Group 2019 Indonesia 37

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 Papua New Guinea 1.08 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 Myanmar 1.03 Worst in Group 2019 China 1.15

Legal Discrimination Against Women

84 0 2017 31 Papua New Guinea 28 2019 Best in Group 2019 Republic of Korea 9 Worst in Group 2019 Malaysia 38

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 2017 0.27 Papua New Guinea 0 2019 Best in Group 2019 Cambodia 0 Worst in Group 2019 Myanmar 1.6

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

0 100 Best in Group 2019 Singapore 93.6 Worst in Group 2019 Mongolia 41.2

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

100 0 Papua New Guinea 32.9 2019 Best in Group 2019 Singapore 0.9 Worst in Group 2019 Timor-Leste 46.4