Women Peace and Security Index

The third edition of the global Women Peace and Security Index (WPS Index) draws on recognized data sources to measure women’s inclusion, justice, and security in 170 countries.

Trends in the WPS Index show that the global advance of women’s status has slowed and disparities have widened across countries.

The WPS Index is published by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2021/2022 WPS Index Report Cover

2021 WPS Index Highlights

Measuring Disadvantages of Displaced Women

With forced displacement approaching 90 million and at all-time highs, the WPS Index has now been adapted and applied to measure the situation of forcibly displaced women. The results for five African countries—Ethiopia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan—show that displaced women and girls face a higher risk of intimate partner violence, economic marginalization and financial exclusion, and often felt less free to move about. Displaced women experienced an average disadvantage of about 24 percent compared to host community women. 

 

Going Behind Borders

We conducted localized analysis for three very different countries—Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States. Each country reveals wide regional disparities, demonstrating the value of this type of analysis.

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Index Score
0 - 0.43
0.43 - 0.57
0.57 - 0.71
0.71 - 0.86
0.86 - 1

Index Rankings

Arrows indicate advance or decline in global rankings since 2017

Highest Ranked

Norway

Ranking: 1 / 170 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.922

Finland

Ranking: 2 / 170 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.909

Iceland

Ranking: 3 / 170 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.907

Denmark

Ranking: 4 / 170 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.903

Luxembourg

Ranking: 5 / 170 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.899

Switzerland

Ranking: 6 / 170 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.898

Sweden

Ranking: 7 / 170
Average Index Rating: 0.895

Austria

Ranking: 8 / 170 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.891

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9 / 170 Increase
Average Index Rating: 0.888

Netherlands

Ranking: 10 / 170 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.885

Lowest Ranked

Afghanistan

Ranking: 170 / 170 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.278

Syria

Ranking: 169 / 170
Average Index Rating: 0.375

Yemen

Ranking: 168 / 170 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.388

Pakistan

Ranking: 167 / 170 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.476

Iraq

Ranking: 166 / 170 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.516

South Sudan

Ranking: 165 / 170
Average Index Rating: 0.541

Chad

Ranking: 163 / 170 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.547

DR Congo

Ranking: 163 / 170 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.547

Sudan

Ranking: 162 / 170 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.556

Sierra Leone

Ranking: 161 / 170 Decrease
Average Index Rating: 0.563

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