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Latvia

Ranking: 23 / 170 | Index Value: 0.858

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

Compared to 29 Other Countries in the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia 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 13.7 Latvia 13.5 2021 Best in Group 2021 Estonia 13.6 Worst in Group 2021 Turkey 7.5

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

0 100 Latvia 54.2 2021 Best in Group 2021 Kazakhstan 60.3 Worst in Group 2021 Turkey 28.5

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 94.4 Latvia 100 2021 Best in Group 2021 Albania 100 Worst in Group 2021 Uzbekistan 76.5

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 90.2 Latvia 92.5 2021 Best in Group 2021 Estonia 98.4 Worst in Group 2021 Azerbaijan 27.7

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 2017 16 Latvia 29 2021 Best in Group 2021 Serbia 39.2 Worst in Group 2021 Hungary 12.6

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Latvia 7 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Estonia 2 Worst in Group 2021 Turkmenistan 34

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 2017 1.05 Latvia 1.06 2021 Best in Group 2021 Slovakia 1.05 Worst in Group 2021 Azerbaijan 1.12

Absence of Legal Discrimination Against Women

0 100 Latvia 100 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Latvia 100 Worst in Group 2021 Kazakhstan 69.4

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 Latvia 0 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Belarus 0 Worst in Group 2021 Azerbaijan 25.1

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 55.7 Latvia 66.4 2021 Best in Group 2021 Turkmenistan 92.6 Worst in Group 2021 Turkey 37

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

100 0 Latvia 6 2021 Best in Group 2021 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 Worst in Group 2021 Tajikistan 14