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Lao PDR

Heightened insecurity for women in Lao PDR at community level. Lao PDR slipped 24 places, to 78. The share of…

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Mexico

Financial inclusion for women in Mexico declined to 33 percent. Mexico fell 27 places, to 103. Mexico reports a decline…

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Nicaragua

Political unrest and insecurity worsen conditions for women in Nicaragua Nicaragua slid 30 places on the index, to 88. This…

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Myanmar

Organized violence in Myanmar worsens due to violations against Rohingya. Myanmar plunged 31 places since the first edition of the…

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Estonia

Estonia climbed 11 places, now in top 12 for women. Estonia climbed 11 places, to 12 on the index. The…

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Latvia

Legal reforms on domestic violence reinforce protections for Latvian women. Latvia rose 13 places and now stands just outside the…

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Armenia

Women’s parliamentary representation in Armenia doubles, climbing to 24 percent. Armenia climbed 18 places, to 82, also driven mainly by…

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Malaysia

Communities in Malaysia becoming safer and more secure for women. Malaysia gained 18 places on the WPS Index, to 73,…

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Turkmenistan

Soaring financial inclusion in Turkmenistan: from 1 to 36 percent. Since the first edition of the index, Turkmenistan has risen…

Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the meeting with Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of Moldova. Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.
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Moldova

Maldovan women’s financial inclusion doubles: from 19 to 45 percent. Moldova climbed 23 places on the index, to 64. That…