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Bhutan

Ranking: 129 / 170 | Index Value: 0.642

Bhutan’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

0 15 2017 1.6 Bhutan 3.3 2021 Best in Group 2021 Sri Lanka 11.1 Worst in Group 2021 Afghanistan 1.9

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

0 100 Bhutan 64.9 2021 Best in Group 2021 Nepal 73.7 Worst in Group 2021 Iran 14.8

Women's Cellphone Use (%) 2021 data is not available for this country

0 100 2017 79.2 Bhutan 79.2 2017 Best in Group 2021 Maldives 94.6 Worst in Group 2021 Afghanistan 42.7

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 Bhutan 27.7 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Iran 91.6 Worst in Group 2021 Pakistan 7

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 2017 8.3 Bhutan 15.3 2021 Best in Group 2021 Nepal 33.6 Worst in Group 2021 Maldives 4.6

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%) 2017 and 2021 data is not available for this country

100 0 Best in Group 2021 Nepal 18 Worst in Group 2021 Pakistan 73

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 Bhutan 1.04 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Bhutan 1.04 Worst in Group 2021 India 1.1

Absence of Legal Discrimination Against Women

0 100 Bhutan 71.9 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Nepal 80.6 Worst in Group 2021 Iran 31.3

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 Bhutan 0 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Bangladesh 0 Worst in Group 2021 Afghanistan 68.6

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 Bhutan 61.7 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Iran 66.1 Worst in Group 2021 Afghanistan 9.8

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

100 0 Bhutan 9 2021 Best in Group 2021 Sri Lanka 4 Worst in Group 2021 Afghanistan 35

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