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Iraq

Ranking: 162 / 167 | Index Value: 0.49

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

Compared to 15 Other Countries in the Middle East and North Africa Region

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Inclusion

Women’s Mean Years of Schooling

0 15 2017 7.3 Iraq 7.4 2019 Best in Group 2019 United Arab Emirates 11.9 Worst in Group 2019 Yemen 1.9

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

0 100 Iraq 14 2019 Best in Group 2019 Kuwait 64.2 Worst in Group 2019 Yemen 5.3

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 99.3 Iraq 84.6 2019 Best in Group 2019 Libya 100 Worst in Group 2019 Yemen 48

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 7.4 Iraq 19.5 2019 Best in Group 2019 United Arab Emirates 76.4 Worst in Group 2019 Yemen 1.7

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 2017 25.3 Iraq 25.2 2019 Best in Group 2019 Tunisia 35.9 Worst in Group 2019 Yemen 1

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Iraq 53 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 United Arab Emirates 18 Worst in Group 2019 Iraq 53

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 2017 1.06 Iraq 1.07 2019 Best in Group 2019 Saudi Arabia 1.03 Worst in Group 2019 Iraq 1.07

Legal Discrimination Against Women

84 0 2017 44 Iraq 41 2019 Best in Group 2019 Morocco 26 Worst in Group 2019 Saudi Arabia 54

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 2017 19.53 Iraq 21.7 2019 Best in Group 2019 Bahrain 0 Worst in Group 2019 Libya 21.81

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 58.6 Iraq 60.3 2019 Best in Group 2019 United Arab Emirates 89.8 Worst in Group 2019 Libya 42.5

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

100 0 Iraq 45.3 2019 Best in Group 2019 Morocco 6.4 Worst in Group 2019 Iraq 45.3