Region - Gender Equality in Middle East and North Africa

The 2014 edition of the SIGI shows that countries have made great strides in reducing discrimination through ambitious target setting and promising initiatives in transforming discriminatory social norms. However, gaps and challenges remain across some key areas affecting women’s socio-economic and political rights and freedom from violence. Download 2014 Synthesis Report, which includes a summary of the key results, including thematic and regional analyses.

This edition covers the 108 countries included in the classification below. Countries are grouped by level of discrimination, to assist the interpretation of the data and results. The table is interactive and allows sorting countries by region, alphabetically or by their level of discrimination in the SIGI.

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Region Country SIGI 2014 Category SIGI Value 2014sort icon Discriminatory family code Restricted physical integrity Son bias Access to resources and assets Restricted Civil liberties
MENA Morocco Low 0.1052 0.461 0.3159 0.1574 0.3885 0.1951
MENA Tunisia Medium 0.1986 0.4314 0.1598 0.4782 0.5913 0.4505
MENA Iraq High 0.2631 0.7035 0.3347 0.3834 0.5913 0.4601
MENA Lebanon High 0.2897 0.6143 0.2488 0.1639 0.5913 0.7953
MENA Jordan High 0.3119 0.5274 0.315 0.679 0.5913 0.6093
MENA Syrian Arab Republic Very High 0.4162 0.6914 0.2598 0.4312 0.5913 1
MENA Egypt Very High 0.428 0.6665 0.7373 0.3741 0.5913 0.814
MENA Yemen Very High 0.5634 0.7942 0.8485 0.3414 0.5913 1
MENA United Arab Emirates Not Applicable 999 0.5274 999 999 0.5913 0.814
MENA Bahrain Not Applicable 999 0.7127 999 999 0.1837 0.7953
MENA Algeria Not Applicable 999 0.4296 0.336 999 0.5913 0.2554
MENA Iran, Islamic Rep. Not Applicable 999 0.7573 999 999 0.5913 1
MENA Kuwait Not Applicable 999 0.6544 999 999 0 0.7953
MENA Libya Not Applicable 999 0.434 0.3554 999 0.5913 0.6093
MENA Oman Not Applicable 999 0.6082 999 999 0.5913 1
MENA Palestinian Authority Not Applicable 999 0.6613 999 0.5752 0.5913 0.6093
MENA Saudi Arabia Not Applicable 999 0.7114 999 999 0.5913 0.814
Israel Not Applicable 999 0.1178 999 999 0 0.6093
MENA Qatar Not Applicable 999 0.7353 999 999 0.5913 1