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Mauritania

Ranking: 157 / 170 | Index Value: 0.577

Mauritania’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 2017 data is not available for this country

0 15 Mauritania 3.8 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 Mauritania 30.6 2021 Best in Group 2021 Burundi 91.8 Worst in Group 2021 Somalia 23.1

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 73.6 Mauritania 72.6 2021 Best in Group 2021 Kenya 99.8 Worst in Group 2021 South Sudan 27

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 18.8 Mauritania 15.5 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 22.2 Mauritania 20.3 2021 Best in Group 2021 Rwanda 55.7 Worst in Group 2021 Nigeria 6.2

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Mauritania 21 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Rwanda 6 Worst in Group 2021 Niger 33

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 Mauritania 1.05 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Namibia 1.01 Worst in Group 2021 Nigeria 1.06

Absence of Legal Discrimination Against Women

0 100 Mauritania 48.1 2017 & 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 0.01 Mauritania 0 2021 Best in Group 2021 Cabo Verde 0 Worst in Group 2021 Somalia 14.8

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 40.5 Mauritania 45.5 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 Mauritania 19.7 2021 Best in Group 2021 Comoros 8 Worst in Group 2021 Madagascar 35