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Information about discriminatory social institutions for 160 countries and territories

The SIGI is based on qualitative and quantitative data on discriminatory social institutions for 160 countries. Gender-based discrimination is measured across five dimensions: discriminatory family code, restricted physical integrity, son bias, restricted access to resources and assets, and restricted civil liberties. As a composite Index, the SIGI scores countries on 14 indicators from early marriage, fertility preferences, political voice to land rights and access to financial services.

Among the 108 countries for which the overall SIGI is computed, Argentina, Belgium Mongolia and Trinidad and Tobago have the lowest levels of gender inequality related to social institutions; on the other end of the spectrum, gender inequality in social institutions is a major problem in Bangladesh, Egypt, Niger and Yemen.

A detailed profile for each country compiles information on laws, social norms and practices related to the SIGI dimensions.

Note: This website and any map included herein, are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area.

Please note that countries/territories that do not have all data are not ranked and missing data is marked as “Not Applicable”.

Select a country or territory from the list below, or filter by region: