Region - Gender Equality in South Asia

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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• Click on the value of a sub-index for information on what the sub-index measures and how, and for key results, shown with a map and table.

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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
SA Bhutan Low 0.1142 0.3238 0.2946 0.2964 0 0.5399
SA Sri Lanka Medium 0.1894 0.4203 0.2681 0.1483 0.6207 0.5399
SA India High 0.265 0.644 0.3772 0.5415 0.5913 0.3539
SA Pakistan High 0.3013 0.6908 0.4127 0.6998 0.4076 0.4505
SA Nepal High 0.3222 0.1813 0.4083 1 0.5913 0.2554
SA Afghanistan High 0.3224 0.7316 0.55 0.4644 0.5913 0.4601
SA Bangladesh Very High 0.39 0.973 0.3323 0.5831 0.5913 0.4505