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Dimensions

Security

Trafficking in Persons

Security is measured at the family, community, and societal levels. It includes lifetime intimate partner violence. One in three women globally has experienced violence at home, with the rate rising as high as 78 percent in one country. Perception of community safety—which affects women’s mobility and opportunities outside the home—is included. As is organized violence, measured in battle deaths from state-based, non-state, and one-sided conflicts per 100,000.

Organized Violence

Organized violence captures the extent of insecurity in society due to armed conflict. Our Index tracks the total number of battle deaths from state-based, non-state, and one-sided conflicts per 100,000.

Source: Uppsala Conflict Data Program

2019
Best Country Score 0
Worst Country Score Syria (180.3)
Global Average 1.2

Perception of Community Safety

Security and safety in the community affect women’s mobility and opportunities outside the home. Our Index captures the percentage of women ages 15 years and older who report that they “feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live.”

Source: Gallup World Poll 2019

2019
Best Country Score Singapore (93.6%)
Worst Country Score Afghanistan (12.2%)
Global Average 63.8%

Intimate Partner Violence

Almost one in eight women globally has experienced violence at home in the past year alone, with rates rising as high as 47 percent in one country. Our Index captures the percentage of women who experienced physical or sexual violence committed by their intimate partner in the previous 12 months.

Source: UN Women Global Database on Violence against Women

2019
Best Country Score Singapore (0.9%)
Worst Country Score South Sudan (47.0%)
Global Average 13.4%