2019 results

The SIGI 2019 shows that clear progress has been made with political commitments to eliminate gender inequality. New legislation enhances equality and abolishes discriminatory laws, including through gender-transformative programmes and action plans. However, political commitments, legal reforms and gender-sensitive programmes in many countries are still not being translated into real changes for women and girls. Gender-based discrimination remains a lifelong and heterogeneous challenge for women and girls. Locally designed solutions combined with adequate legislation are needed for more social change to take hold.

The fourth edition of the SIGI ranks 120 economies included in the classification below. The remaining 60 countries are not ranked due to missing data for one or more indicators. Countries and territories are grouped by level of discrimination, to assist the interpretation of the data and results.

The table is interactive and allows sorting economies by region, sub-region, alphabetically or by their level of discrimination in the SIGI.


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Region Sub-region Countries/Territories SIGI 2019 Category sort icon SIGI Value 2019 sort icon Discrimination in the family Restricted physical integrity Restricted access to productive and financial resources Restricted civil liberties
Asia Southern Asia India Medium 34.0% 46.9% 29.3% 36.9% 21.2%
Asia Southern Asia Nepal Medium 36.2% 52.3% 13.7% 34.7% 40.2%
Asia Southern Asia Sri Lanka High 43.0% 67.6% 24.5% 45.6% 28.6%
Asia Southern Asia Afghanistan Very high 52.8% 81.3% 39.8% 45.6% 38.1%
Asia Southern Asia Bangladesh Very high 54.8% 82.9% 28.9% 52.1% 47.5%
Asia Southern Asia Islamic Republic of Iran Very high 58.3% 89.9% 29.1% 22.5% 75.1%
Asia Southern Asia Pakistan Very high 58.7% 79.8% 37.1% 60.1% 53.1%
Asia Southern Asia Bhutan Not applicable N/A 40.5% 22.9% N/A N/A
Asia Southern Asia Maldives Not applicable N/A 80.0% 29.0% N/A N/A