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Burkina Faso

Ranking: 136 / 170 | Index Value: 0.627

Burkina Faso’s Performance on the
Women, Peace, and Security Index

Compared to 44 Other Countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region

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Inclusion

Women’s Mean Years of Schooling

0 15 2017 1 Burkina Faso 1.1 2021 Best in Group 2021 South Africa 10 Worst in Group 2021 Burkina Faso 1.1

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

0 100 Burkina Faso 62.6 2021 Best in Group 2021 Burundi 91.8 Worst in Group 2021 Somalia 23.1

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 58.1 Burkina Faso 71.4 2021 Best in Group 2021 Kenya 99.8 Worst in Group 2021 South Sudan 27

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 11.8 Burkina Faso 34.5 2021 Best in Group 2021 Mauritius 87.1 Worst in Group 2021 South Sudan 4.7

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 2017 11 Burkina Faso 6.3 2021 Best in Group 2021 Rwanda 55.7 Worst in Group 2021 Nigeria 6.2

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Burkina Faso 20 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Rwanda 6 Worst in Group 2021 Niger 33

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 Burkina Faso 1.05 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Namibia 1.01 Worst in Group 2021 Nigeria 1.06

Absence of Legal Discrimination Against Women

0 100 2017 76.9 Burkina Faso 79.4 2021 Best in Group 2021 Mauritius 91.9 Worst in Group 2021 Sudan 29.4

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 2017 0 Burkina Faso 4.3 2021 Best in Group 2021 Cabo Verde 0 Worst in Group 2021 Somalia 14.8

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 44.6 Burkina Faso 57.9 2021 Best in Group 2021 Somalia 85.9 Worst in Group 2021 Gabon 25.3

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

100 0 Burkina Faso 11 2021 Best in Group 2021 Comoros 8 Worst in Group 2021 Madagascar 35