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Kenya

Ranking: 90 / 170 | Index Value: 0.721

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

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

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Years refer to the date of WPS Index publication; data is the most recently available at the time of publication.

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Inclusion

Women’s Mean Years of Schooling

0 15 2017 5.2 Kenya 6 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 Kenya 82.6 2021 Best in Group 2021 Burundi 91.8 Worst in Group 2021 Somalia 23.1

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 86.9 Kenya 99.8 2021 Best in Group 2021 Kenya 99.8 Worst in Group 2021 South Sudan 27

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 51.9 Kenya 77.7 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 20.6 Kenya 23.2 2021 Best in Group 2021 Rwanda 55.7 Worst in Group 2021 Nigeria 6.2

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Kenya 19 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Rwanda 6 Worst in Group 2021 Niger 33

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 Kenya 1.03 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 78.1 Kenya 80.6 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 0.7 Kenya 0.3 2021 Best in Group 2021 Cabo Verde 0 Worst in Group 2021 Somalia 14.8

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 49 Kenya 48.3 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 Kenya 23 2021 Best in Group 2021 Comoros 8 Worst in Group 2021 Madagascar 35