Afghanistan’s Performance on the
Women, Peace, and Security
Compared to 9 Other Countries in the South Asia Region
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Arrows indicate improvement or decline on WPS Index since 2017.
Ongoing conflict in Afghanistan worsens local outcomes for women
This year, we conducted localized analysis for Afghanistan. The range of performance were wide, with Panjshir scoring nearly four times better than Uruzgan. There are also massive disparities at the indicator level—for example, the share of men who tolerated wife-beating ranged from 97 percent in Paktia to 15 percent in Daykundi, while current rates of current intimate partner violence ranged from a massive 90 percent in Ghor to 5 percent in Helmand. We expect future data to show that the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August has only exacerbated these conditions.Explore Subnational Data