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Costa Rica

Ranking: 47 / 170 | Index Value: 0.781

Costa Rica’s Performance on the
Women, Peace, and Security Index

Compared to 25 Other Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region

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Inclusion

Women’s Mean Years of Schooling

0 15 2017 8.7 Costa Rica 8.8 2021 Best in Group 2021 Bahamas 11.7 Worst in Group 2021 Haiti 4.3

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

0 100 Costa Rica 42.1 2021 Best in Group 2021 Bahamas 63.3 Worst in Group 2021 Guyana 35.7

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 88.9 Costa Rica 88.2 2021 Best in Group 2021 Ecuador 96.8 Worst in Group 2021 Guatemala 57.6

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 60.2 Costa Rica 60.9 2021 Best in Group 2021 Jamaica 77.8 Worst in Group 2021 El Salvador 24.4

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 2017 35.1 Costa Rica 45.6 2021 Best in Group 2021 Cuba 53.4 Worst in Group 2021 Brazil 14.8

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Costa Rica 8 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Uruguay 4 Worst in Group 2021 Haiti 22

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 Costa Rica 1.05 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Belize 1.03 Worst in Group 2021 Suriname 1.07

Absence of Legal Discrimination Against Women

0 100 2017 80 Costa Rica 83.1 2021 Best in Group 2021 Peru 95 Worst in Group 2021 Haiti 63.8

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 Costa Rica 0 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Barbados 0 Worst in Group 2021 Mexico 9.7

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 41.9 Costa Rica 42 2021 Best in Group 2021 Jamaica 60.2 Worst in Group 2021 Brazil 31.5

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

100 0 Costa Rica 7 2021 Best in Group 2021 Argentina 4 Worst in Group 2021 Barbados 27