Women Peace and Security Index 2017/18

The global Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index introduced in this report bridges insights from gender and development indices with those from peace and security indices in a way that is simple and transparent and that reflects women’s autonomy and empowerment as agents at home, in the community, and in society. The index is structured around three basic dimensions of well-being: inclusion (economic, social, 2 | WOMEN, PEACE, AND SECURITY INDEX 2017/18 political); justice (formal laws and informal discrimination); and security (at the family, community, and societal levels). It captures and quantifies these three dimensions through 11 indicators and presents a comprehensive measure of women’s well-being (figure 1). The index ranks 153 countries— covering more than 98 percent of the world’s population— along these three dimensions in a way that focuses attention on key achievements and major shortcomings.

Related Topics