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Afghanistan

Ranking: 166 / 167 | Index Value: 0.373

Afghanistan’s Performance on the
Women, Peace, and Security Index

Compared to 9 Other Countries in the South Asia Region

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Inclusion

Women’s Mean Years of Schooling 2017 data is not available for this country

0 15 Afghanistan 1.9 2019 Best in Group 2019 Sri Lanka 10.3 Worst in Group 2019 Bhutan 1.7

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

0 100 Afghanistan 51.6 2019 Best in Group 2019 Nepal 83.4 Worst in Group 2019 Iran 15

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 52.8 Afghanistan 46.2 2019 Best in Group 2019 Iran 93.6 Worst in Group 2019 Pakistan 34

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 3.8 Afghanistan 7.2 2019 Best in Group 2019 Iran 91.6 Worst in Group 2019 Pakistan 7

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 2017 28.4 Afghanistan 27.3 2019 Best in Group 2019 Nepal 33.5 Worst in Group 2019 Maldives 4.7

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Afghanistan 51 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 Nepal 18 Worst in Group 2019 Pakistan 73

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 Afghanistan 1.06 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 Bhutan 1.04 Worst in Group 2019 India 1.11

Legal Discrimination Against Women

84 0 2017 45 Afghanistan 40 2019 Best in Group 2019 Bhutan 16 Worst in Group 2019 Iran 46

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 2017 30.92 Afghanistan 63.63 2019 Best in Group 2019 Bhutan 0 Worst in Group 2019 Afghanistan 63.63

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 35.5 Afghanistan 12.2 2019 Best in Group 2019 Bangladesh 69.9 Worst in Group 2019 Afghanistan 12.2

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

100 0 Afghanistan 46.1 2019 Best in Group 2019 Maldives 5.6 Worst in Group 2019 Afghanistan 46.1