2014 results

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 Countrysort icon SIGI 2014 Category SIGI Value 2014 Discriminatory family code Restricted physical integrity Son bias Access to resources and assets Restricted Civil liberties
SA Afghanistan High 0.3224 0.7316 0.55 0.4644 0.5913 0.4601
ECA Albania High 0.2476 0.1822 0.2595 0.8767 0.4076 0.4505
MENA Algeria Not Applicable 999 0.4296 0.336 999 0.5913 0.2554
SSA Angola Medium 0.1719 0.4599 0.5041 0.0791 0.5913 0.1951
LAC Argentina Very Low 0.0107 0.0809 0.0148 0.0691 0.2048 0
ECA Armenia High 0.236 0.0497 0.1852 0.988 0.2048 0.3539
EAP Australia Not Applicable 999 0.1021 999 999 0 0.1951
ECA Austria Not Applicable 999 0 999 0.1052 0 0.1950
ECA Azerbaijan High 0.2403 0.1301 0.2057 0.8587 0.1837 0.6093
MENA Bahrain Not Applicable 999 0.7127 999 999 0.1837 0.7953
SA Bangladesh Very High 0.39 0.973 0.3323 0.5831 0.5913 0.4505
ECA Belarus Very Low 0.0336 0.0251 0.3544 0.0599 0 0.1951
ECA Belgium Very Low 0.0016 0.0038 0.0316 0.0824 0 0
SSA Benin High 0.278 0.2763 0.4432 0.3677 0.5913 0.7953
SA Bhutan Low 0.1142 0.3238 0.2946 0.2964 0 0.5399
LAC Bolivia Low 0.0579 0.3676 0.3207 0.0987 0.2048 0
ECA Bosnia and Herzegovina Very Low 0.0333 0.2437 0.0672 0.1497 0.2048 0.1951
SSA Botswana Not Applicable 999 0.3996 0.306 999 0.5913 0.7953
LAC Brazil Low 0.0458 0.2316 0.1226 0.0364 0.1837 0.3539
ECA Bulgaria Low 0.0449 0.1504 0.3926 0.0988 0 0.1951
SSA Burkina Faso High 0.2819 0.5419 0.7257 0.191 0.5913 0.4505
SSA Burundi Medium 0.1662 0.5602 0.5055 0.1746 0.4076 0.2554
EAP Cambodia Low 0.0477 0.0684 0.2601 0 0.2028 0.3539
SSA Cameroon High 0.2803 0.5024 0.5333 0.2066 0.7869 0.4505
NA Canada Not Applicable 999 0.0194 999 999 0 0.1951
SSA Central African Republic High 0.3285 0.5327 0.6135 0.0071 0.5913 0.7953
SSA Chad Very High 0.4665 0.9705 0.8185 0.0014 0.5913 0.6093
LAC Chile Not Applicable 999 0.3996 999 999 0 0.5399
EAP China, People's Rep. Medium 0.131 0.2885 0.1246 0.5578 0.4076 0.2812
LAC Colombia Low 0.0862 0.1748 0.1567 0.0663 0 0.6093
SSA Congo, Dem. Rep. Very High 0.4276 0.5169 0.5338 0.0691 0.9582 0.814
SSA Congo, Rep. Medium 0.2033 0.506 0.4725 0 0.4076 0.6093
LAC Costa Rica Low 0.0506 0.2513 0.1544 0.0121 0.4076 0
SSA Cote d'Ivoire High 0.2537 0.4955 0.5895 0.1858 0.5913 0.5399
ECA Croatia Not Applicable 999 0.1121 999 0.1002 0 0.1951
LAC Cuba Very Low 0.0208 0.242 0.0871 0 0 0.1951
ECA Cyprus Not Applicable 999 0.0107 999 0.0897 0 0.5399
ECA Czech Republic Very Low 0.0283 0.0013 0.0956 0.0855 0 0.3539
ECA Denmark Not Applicable 999 0.0006 999 0.0955 0 0.1951
LAC Dominican Republic Very Low 0.0367 0.3691 0.0958 0.0118 0 0.1951
LAC Ecuador Low 0.0422 0.1374 0.3737 0.1037 0.2048 0
MENA Egypt Very High 0.428 0.6665 0.7373 0.3741 0.5913 0.814
LAC El Salvador Low 0.049 0.1066 0.2675 0.1049 0.3885 0
SSA Equatorial Guinea Not Applicable 999 0.5545 999 999 0.4076 0.7953
SSA Eritrea Not Applicable 999 0.3321 0.9712 999 0.2048 0.1951
ECA Estonia Not Applicable 999 0.0307 999 0.0954 0 0.3539
SSA Ethiopia High 0.245 0.282 0.8661 0.0878 0.5913 0.1951
EAP Fiji Not Applicable 999 0.1998 999 999 0.5913 0.5399
ECA Finland Not Applicable 999 0.0031 999 0.0759 0 0.1951
ECA France Very Low 0.0034 0.1002 0 0.0828 0 0
ECA FYR Macedonia Medium 0.1345 0.1803 0.3911 0.5666 0.4076 0
SSA Gabon Very High 0.4022 0.6457 0.5308 0.1746 0.7869 0.814
SSA Gambia Very High 0.524 0.5131 0.8509 0 1 0.7953
ECA Georgia Medium 0.2035 0.3552 0.2112 0.6236 0.4076 0.5399
ECA Germany Not Applicable 999 0.0019 999 0.0905 0 0.1951
SSA Ghana High 0.2988 0.3946 0.5491 0.3136 0.8044 0.5399
ECA Greece Not Applicable 999 0.3889 999 0.0872 0 0.1951
LAC Guatemala Medium 0.1318 0.3953 0.3219 0.2566 0.2048 0.5399
SSA Guinea High 0.3206 0.5413 0.9515 0.2253 0.3885 0.4505
SSA Guinea-Bissau Medium 0.211 0.4073 0.4932 0.0713 0.5913 0.5399
LAC Haiti Medium 0.1466 0.5613 0.501 0 0.2048 0.3539
LAC Honduras Low 0.1074 0.3891 0.1044 0.1443 0.3885 0.4505
EAP Hong Kong, China Not Applicable 999 0.0805 999 999 0.4076 0.1951
ECA Hungary Not Applicable 999 999 0.119 0.0948 0 0.5399
EAP Iceland 999 0.0031 999 0.0934 0 0.1951
SA India High 0.265 0.644 0.3772 0.5415 0.5913 0.3539
EAP Indonesia Medium 0.1532 0.5612 0.2511 0.3891 0.1837 0.4505
MENA Iran, Islamic Rep. Not Applicable 999 0.7573 999 999 0.5913 1
MENA Iraq High 0.2631 0.7035 0.3347 0.3834 0.5913 0.4601
Ireland Not Applicable 999 0.0025 999 0.072 0 0.3539
Israel Not Applicable 999 0.1178 999 999 0 0.6093
ECA Italy Very Low 0.0116 0.0025 0.1029 0.0966 0 0.1951
LAC Jamaica Medium 0.135 0.0031 0.2046 0.0271 0 0.7953
EAP Japan Not Applicable 999 0.2053 999 999 0 0.5399
MENA Jordan High 0.3119 0.5274 0.315 0.679 0.5913 0.6093
ECA Kazakhstan Low 0.1196 0.0282 0.2176 0.1126 0.4076 0.6093
SSA Kenya Medium 0.2157 0.3502 0.6122 0.4397 0.5913 0.1951
EAP Korea Not Applicable 999 0.0025 999 999 0.4076 0.1951
EAP Korea, Dem. People's Rep. Not Applicable 999 0.2417 999 999 0 0.6093
MENA Kuwait Not Applicable 999 0.6544 999 999 0 0.7953
ECA Kyrgyzstan Medium 0.1598 0.1879 0.3771 0.2624 0.5913 0.4505
EAP Lao PDR Medium 0.1445 0.2606 0.5321 0.0506 0.4076 0.4505
ECA Latvia Low 0.0511 0.0044 0.3466 0.1008 0 0.3539
MENA Lebanon High 0.2897 0.6143 0.2488 0.1639 0.5913 0.7953
SSA Lesotho Low 0.0876 0.4266 0.4112 0.2116 0.2048 0
SSA Liberia Very High 0.3828 0.5669 0.8907 0.0236 0.4076 0.7953
MENA Libya Not Applicable 999 0.434 0.3554 999 0.5913 0.6093
ECA Lithuania Low 0.0424 0.0013 0.2795 0.0931 0 0.3539
ECA Luxembourg Not Applicable 999 0.1471 999 0.0988 0 0.3539
SSA Madagascar Low 0.1002 0.4889 0.3079 0 0.2048 0.3539
SSA Malawi Medium 0.2073 0.3985 0.3554 0.1746 0.5913 0.6093
EAP Malaysia Not Applicable 999 0.5267 0.2682 999 0.4076 0.7953
SSA Mali Very High 0.5164 0.8309 1 0.3048 0.4076 0.7953
SSA Mauritania Very High 0.3954 0.7556 0.9939 0.1746 0.5913 0.1951
SSA Mauritius Not Applicable 999 0.1998 0.3151 999 0 0.2812
LAC Mexico Not Applicable 999 0.3408 0.2377 999 0.3885 0
ECA Moldova Low 0.0513 0.2032 0.2188 0 0.2048 0.3538
EAP Mongolia Very Low 0.0345 0.0226 0.2584 0.1582 0.2048 0.1951
MENA Morocco Low 0.1052 0.461 0.3159 0.1574 0.3885 0.1951
SSA Mozambique Medium 0.1375 0.4181 0.3793 0 0.4076 0.4505
EAP Myanmar High 0.2935 0.4963 0.4891 0 0.5913 0.7953
SSA Namibia Low 0.1173 0.1709 0.3522 0.0668 0.5913 0.2812
SA Nepal High 0.3222 0.1813 0.4083 1 0.5913 0.2554
ECA Netherlands Not Applicable 999 0.0013 999 0.087 0 0.1951
EAP New Zealand Not Applicable 999 0.0527 999 999 0 0.1951
LAC Nicaragua Medium 0.1595 0.6303 0.1868 0.1082 0.3885 0.4505
SSA Niger Very High 0.4415 1 0.4059 0.1746 0.5913 0.814
SSA Nigeria Very High 0.3911 0.6723 0.4766 0.2494 0.7626 0.7953
ECA Norway Not Applicable 999 0.0013 999 0.0968 0 0.1951
MENA Oman Not Applicable 999 0.6082 999 999 0.5913 1
SA Pakistan High 0.3013 0.6908 0.4127 0.6998 0.4076 0.4505
MENA Palestinian Authority Not Applicable 999 0.6613 999 0.5752 0.5913 0.6093
LAC Panama Very Low 0.0375 0.2344 0.0148 0.0855 0 0.3539
EAP Papua New Guinea Not Applicable 999 0.4773 999 999 0.8044 0.5399
LAC Paraguay Low 0.058 0.288 0.044 0.0291 0.4076 0.1951
LAC Peru Low 0.0826 0.4053 0.2096 0.0284 0.4076 0.1951
EAP Philippines Medium 0.1765 0.4929 0.2597 0.1392 0.5913 0.4505
ECA Poland Not Applicable 999 0.1071 999 0.095 0 0.1951
ECA Portugal Not Applicable 999 0.097 999 0.0784 0 0
MENA Qatar Not Applicable 999 0.7353 999 999 0.5913 1
ECA Romania Low 0.0686 0.1134 0.17 0.0994 0 0.5399
ECA Russian Federation Not Applicable 999 0.0496 0.2891 999 0 0.5399
SSA Rwanda Medium 0.1339 0.2618 0.4082 0.1392 0.5914 0.2554
MENA Saudi Arabia Not Applicable 999 0.7114 999 999 0.5913 0.814
SSA Senegal Medium 0.1985 0.5931 0.6337 0.0888 0.4076 0.2554
ECA Serbia Very Low 0.0097 0.1094 0.1171 0.1504 0 0
SSA Sierra Leone Very High 0.372 0.3309 0.855 0.0364 0.8044 0.6093
EAP Singapore Not Applicable 999 0.1396 999 999 0.2048 0.3539
ECA Slovak Republic Not Applicable 999 0.0063 999 0.0906 0 0.3539
ECA Slovenia Very Low 0.0037 0.0031 0.0891 0.1023 0 0
SSA Somalia Very High 0.4594 0.5958 0.9905 0.0891 0.7626 0.6093
SSA South Africa Low 0.0599 0.0213 0.2164 0.2196 0.4076 0.1951
ECA Spain Very Low 0.0049 0.0856 0.0622 0.1144 0 0
SA Sri Lanka Medium 0.1894 0.4203 0.2681 0.1483 0.6207 0.5399
SSA Sudan Very High 0.555 0.8381 0.9781 0.1426 0.8163 0.6552
SSA Swaziland Medium 0.2119 0.4944 0.3071 0 0.5913 0.6093
ECA Sweden Not Applicable 999 0.0031 999 0.0986 0 0.1951
ECA Switzerland Not Applicable 999 0.0824 999 0.1037 0 0.1951
MENA Syrian Arab Republic Very High 0.4162 0.6914 0.2598 0.4312 0.5913 1
ECA Tajikistan Medium 0.1393 0.3182 0.4138 0.5075 0.2028 0.3539
SSA Tanzania High 0.2504 0.7166 0.5415 0.1746 0.5913 0.2554
EAP Thailand Low 0.1056 0.377 0.2935 0.1533 0.3885 0.3539
EAP Timor-Leste High 0.255 0.3882 0.5421 0.2271 0.5913 0.6552
SSA Togo Medium 0.186 0.3696 0.5488 0.1326 0.5913 0.3539
LAC Trinidad and Tobago Very Low 0.0236 0.2504 0.1306 0 0 0.1951
MENA Tunisia Medium 0.1986 0.4314 0.1598 0.4782 0.5913 0.4505
ECA Turkey Low 0.1032 0.1585 0.1913 0.4036 0 0.5399
ECA Turkmenistan Not Applicable 999 0.1703 0.3271 999 0.2048 0.6093
SSA Uganda Medium 0.2163 0.5093 0.5635 0.2991 0.5913 0.2554
ECA Ukraine Low 0.075 0.0414 0.1517 0.243 0 0.5399
MENA United Arab Emirates Not Applicable 999 0.5274 999 999 0.5913 0.814
ECA United Kingdom Not Applicable 999 0.0025 999 0.0843 0.3885 0.3539
NA United States Not Applicable 999 0.1146 0.1308 999 0 0.3539
LAC Uruguay Not Applicable 999 0.2761 0.0933 999 0.1837 0.3539
ECA Uzbekistan Medium 0.1475 0.2477 0.2966 0.1884 0.5913 0.4505
LAC Venezuela, BR Very Low 0.0389 0.2456 0.0941 0.0071 0 0.3539
EAP Viet Nam Medium 0.1865 0.3374 0.1857 0.4967 0.4076 0.6092
MENA Yemen Very High 0.5634 0.7942 0.8485 0.3414 0.5913 1
SSA Zambia Very High 0.4489 0.5149 0.5624 0.1746 1 0.7953
SSA Zimbabwe Medium 0.1392 0.57 0.3435 0.2951 0.4076 0