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Kuwait

Ranking: 123 / 170 | Index Value: 0.653

Kuwait’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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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 7.7 Kuwait 8 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 Kuwait 48.5 2021 Best in Group 2021 Qatar 58.6 Worst in Group 2021 Yemen 5.2

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 98.5 Kuwait 99.8 2021 Best in Group 2021 Libya 100 Worst in Group 2021 Yemen 53.5

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 64 Kuwait 73.5 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 3.1 Kuwait 1.5 2021 Best in Group 2021 United Arab Emirates 50 Worst in Group 2021 Yemen 1

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Kuwait 47 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 1.04 Kuwait 1.05 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 29.4 Kuwait 28.8 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 Kuwait 0 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Bahrain 0 Worst in Group 2021 Libya 15.9

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 77.2 Kuwait 84.1 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 Kuwait 18.1 2021 Best in Group 2021 Lebanon 8.9 Worst in Group 2021 Iraq 45.3