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Panama

Ranking: 83 / 170 | Index Value: 0.733

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

Compared to 25 Other Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean 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 9.5 Panama 11.2 2021 Best in Group 2021 Bahamas 11.7 Worst in Group 2021 Haiti 4.3

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

0 100 Panama 50.2 2021 Best in Group 2021 Bahamas 63.3 Worst in Group 2021 Guyana 35.7

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 80.4 Panama 76.7 2021 Best in Group 2021 Ecuador 96.8 Worst in Group 2021 Guatemala 57.6

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 40.3 Panama 42.3 2021 Best in Group 2021 Jamaica 77.8 Worst in Group 2021 El Salvador 24.4

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 2017 18.3 Panama 22.5 2021 Best in Group 2021 Cuba 53.4 Worst in Group 2021 Haiti 2.5

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Panama 10 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Uruguay 4 Worst in Group 2021 Haiti 22

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 Panama 1.05 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Belize 1.03 Worst in Group 2021 Suriname 1.07

Absence of Legal Discrimination Against Women

0 100 2017 76.9 Panama 79.4 2021 Best in Group 2021 Peru 95 Worst in Group 2021 Haiti 63.8

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 Panama 0 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Barbados 0 Worst in Group 2021 Mexico 9.7

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 40.6 Panama 43.4 2021 Best in Group 2021 Jamaica 60.2 Worst in Group 2021 Brazil 31.5

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

100 0 Panama 8 2021 Best in Group 2021 Argentina 4 Worst in Group 2021 Barbados 27