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Iraq

Ranking: 166 / 170 | Index Value: 0.516

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

Compared to 16 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 6 2021 Best in Group 2021 United Arab Emirates 11.9 Worst in Group 2021 Yemen 2.9

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

0 100 Iraq 10.2 2021 Best in Group 2021 Qatar 58.6 Worst in Group 2021 Yemen 5.2

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 99.3 Iraq 100 2021 Best in Group 2021 Libya 100 Worst in Group 2021 Yemen 53.5

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 7.4 Iraq 19.5 2021 Best in Group 2021 United Arab Emirates 76.4 Worst in Group 2021 Yemen 1.7

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 2017 25.3 Iraq 26.4 2021 Best in Group 2021 United Arab Emirates 50 Worst in Group 2021 Yemen 1

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Iraq 53 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 United Arab Emirates 18 Worst in Group 2021 Iraq 53

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 2017 1.06 Iraq 1.07 2021 Best in Group 2021 Saudi Arabia 1.03 Worst in Group 2021 Iraq 1.07

Absence of Legal Discrimination Against Women

0 100 2017 33.1 Iraq 45 2021 Best in Group 2021 United Arab Emirates 82.5 Worst in Group 2021 Palestine 26.3

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 2017 19.53 Iraq 2.7 2021 Best in Group 2021 Bahrain 0 Worst in Group 2021 Libya 15.9

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 58.6 Iraq 57.6 2021 Best in Group 2021 United Arab Emirates 98.5 Worst in Group 2021 Algeria 42.4

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

100 0 Iraq 45.3 2021 Best in Group 2021 Lebanon 8.9 Worst in Group 2021 Iraq 45.3

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