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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.

Best Country Score: 0

Worst Country Score: 172.60

Global Average: 0.932

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.”

Best Country Score: 96.8%

Worst Country Score: 9.7%

Global Average: 60.5%

Intimate Partner Violence

Almost one in three women globally has experienced violence at home, with the rate rising as high as 78 percent in one case. Our Index captures the percentage of women who experienced over their lifetime physical or sexual violence committed by their intimate partner.

Best Country Score: 6.1%

Worst Country Score: 78%

Global Average: 30.3%