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Republic of Korea

Ranking: 33 / 170 | Index Value: 0.827

Republic of Korea’s Performance on the
Women, Peace, and Security Index

Compared to 18 Other Countries in the East Asia and the Pacific 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 10.9 Republic of Korea 11.4 2021 Best in Group 2021 Republic of Korea 11.4 Worst in Group 2021 Timor-Leste 3.8

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

0 100 Republic of Korea 54.6 2021 Best in Group 2021 Solomon Islands 86.5 Worst in Group 2021 Fiji 39.6

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 2017 95.7 Republic of Korea 99.8 2021 Best in Group 2021 China 100 Worst in Group 2021 Indonesia 71.2

Women's Financial Inclusion (%)

0 100 2017 93.4 Republic of Korea 94.7 2021 Best in Group 2021 Singapore 96.3 Worst in Group 2021 Cambodia 21.5

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 2017 17 Republic of Korea 19 2021 Best in Group 2021 Timor-Leste 38.5 Worst in Group 2021 Papua New Guinea 0

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%)

100 0 Republic of Korea 6 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Singapore 2 Worst in Group 2021 Indonesia 37

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 2017 1.07 Republic of Korea 1.06 2021 Best in Group 2021 Myanmar 1.03 Worst in Group 2021 China 1.12

Absence of Legal Discrimination Against Women

0 100 Republic of Korea 85 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Republic of Korea 85 Worst in Group 2021 Malaysia 50

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 Republic of Korea 0 2017 & 2021 Best in Group 2021 Tonga 0 Worst in Group 2021 Myanmar 0.6

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 2017 56.9 Republic of Korea 76.2 2021 Best in Group 2021 Singapore 96.9 Worst in Group 2021 Mongolia 46.4

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

100 0 Republic of Korea 8 2021 Best in Group 2021 Singapore 2 Worst in Group 2021 Papua New Guinea 31