Women, Peace, and Security Index

The new 2019 Women, Peace, and Security Index ranks 167 countries on women's equality, reveals trends in women's wellbeing across 11 indicators, and offers subnational data for China, India and Nigeria.

In partnership with the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, we draw on recognized international data sources to provide a more comprehensive measure of women's wellbeing and their empowerment in homes, communities, and societies more broadly. #WPSindex

2019 WPS Index Highlights

National Geographic Features Index

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National Geographic magazine’s stunning graphics and thoughtful article reveal how 167 countries treat women—and why it’s strategic to care.

Subnational Data for 3 Countries

In the latest report, we take a deeper dive into three of the largest, most populous, and most diverse countries in the world.

 

14 New Countries

These countries now meet our minimum requirements of recent and reliable data for at least eight of the 11 indicators. This expansion of country coverage is a welcome advance – especially since several of the countries included for the first time are fragile and conflict-affected states.

A Tool for Advocacy

 

The WPS Index can be used by activists to spotlight achievements as well as injustices in their communities and countries. Its public rankings can be leveraged to hold decision-makers accountable. This guide outlines some ways to use the multidimensional WPS Index results as a catalyst to advance gender equality.

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Index Score
0 - 0.43
0.43 - 0.57
0.57 - 0.71
0.71 - 0.86
0.86 - 1

Index Rankings

Arrows indicate advance or decline in global rankings since 2017

Highest Ranked

Norway

Ranking: 1 / 167 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.904

Switzerland

Ranking: 2 / 167 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.893

Denmark

Ranking: 3 / 167 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.891

Finland

Ranking: 3 / 167 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.891

Iceland

Ranking: 5 / 167 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.888

Austria

Ranking: 6 / 167 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.884

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7 / 167 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.883

Luxembourg

Ranking: 8 / 167 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.88

Netherlands

Ranking: 9 / 167 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.879

Sweden

Ranking: 9 / 167 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.879

Lowest Ranked

Yemen

Ranking: 167 / 167 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.351

Afghanistan

Ranking: 166 / 167 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.373

Syria

Ranking: 165 / 167
Average Index Rating: 0.416

Pakistan

Ranking: 164 / 167 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.46

South Sudan

Ranking: 163 / 167
Average Index Rating: 0.479

Iraq

Ranking: 162 / 167 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.49

DR Congo

Ranking: 161 / 167 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.512

Central African Republic

Ranking: 160 / 167 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.513

Mali

Ranking: 159 / 167 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.539

Libya

Ranking: 158 / 167
Average Index Rating: 0.546

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