Women, Peace, and Security Index
The Index Dimensions, Explained:
Inclusion is measured by women’s achievements in education, employment, and parliamentary representation, as well as access to cell phones and financial services.
Justice is captured in both formal and informal aspects. It includes the extent of discrimination against women in the legal system. It also measures a bias in favor of sons and exposure to discriminatory norms, specifically those against women in economic opportunities and the world of paid work.
Security is measured at the family, community, and societal levels. It includes lifetime intimate partner violence. One in three women globally has experienced violence at home, with the rate rising as high as 78 percent in one country. Perception of community safety—which affects women’s mobility and opportunities outside the home—is included. As is organized violence, measured in battle deaths from state-based, non-state, and one-sided conflicts per 100,000.