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Portugal

Ranking: 18 / 170 | Index Value: 0.868

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

Compared to 25 Other Developed Countries

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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 8.8 Portugal 9.2 2021 Best in Group 2021 Germany 13.9 Worst in Group 2021 Portugal 9.2

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

0 100 Portugal 52.1 2021 Best in Group 2021 Iceland 64.2 Worst in Group 2021 Greece 37.1

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 93.2 Portugal 96.8 2021 Best in Group 2021 Denmark 100 Worst in Group 2021 Australia 89.3

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 86.1 Portugal 90.6 2021 Best in Group 2021 Denmark 100 Worst in Group 2021 Greece 84.5

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 2017 34.8 Portugal 40 2021 Best in Group 2021 New Zealand 48.3 Worst in Group 2021 Malta 13.4

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Portugal 4 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Canada 0 Worst in Group 2021 Israel 14

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 Portugal 1.06 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Belgium 1.05 Worst in Group 2021 Greece 1.07

Absence of Legal Discrimination Against Women

0 100 2017 97.5 Portugal 100 2021 Best in Group 2021 Canada 100 Worst in Group 2021 Israel 80.6

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 Portugal 0 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Austria 0 Worst in Group 2021 Israel 0.7

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 69 Portugal 77.7 2021 Best in Group 2021 Norway 89.5 Worst in Group 2021 Belgium 44.4

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

100 0 Portugal 4 2021 Best in Group 2021 Switzerland 2 Worst in Group 2021 Finland 8

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