Information about variables and data sources for the SIGI 2019

The following table sets out the variables and data sources for the SIGI.

Discrimination in the family
Restricted physical integrity
Restricted access to productive and financial resources
Restricted civil liberties

Citizenship rights
Laws on citizenship rights:
Whether women and men have the same citizenship rights and ability to exercise their rights

0: Women and men have the same rights to acquire, change and retain their nationality and to confer their nationality to their spouse and children, without legal exceptions regarding some groups of women. Customary, religious and traditional laws or practices do not restrict these rights.
0.25: Women and men have the same rights to acquire, change and retain their nationality and to confer their nationality to their spouse and children, without legal exceptions regarding some groups of women. However, some discriminatory customary, traditional or religious practices or laws restrict these rights.
0.5: Women have the same rights as men to acquire, change and retain their nationality and to confer their nationality to their spouse and children. However, this does not apply to all groups of women.
0.75: Women and men have the same rights to acquire, change and retain their nationality. However, women face legal restrictions on their rights to confer their nationality to their husband and/or children.
1: Women and men do not have the same rights to acquire, change or retain their nationality

Source: SIGI Country Profiles

Freedom of movement
Laws on freedom of movement:
Whether women and men have the same rights to apply for national identity cards (if applicable) and passports and travel outside the country
0: Women and men have the same rights to apply for national identity cards (if applicable) and passports and to travel outside the country, without legal exceptions regarding some groups of women. Customary, religious and traditional laws or practices do not discriminate against these rights.
0.25: Women and men have the same rights to apply for national identity cards (if applicable) and passports and to travel outside the country, without legal exceptions regarding some groups of women. However, some customary, traditional or religious practices or laws discriminate against these rights.
0.5: Women and men have the same rights to apply for national identity cards (if applicable) and passports and to travel outside the country. However, this does not apply to all groups of women.
0.75: Women do not have the same rights as men to apply for national identity cards (if applicable) or passports or to travel outside the country.
1: Women do not have the same rights as men to apply for national identity cards (if applicable) or passports and to travel outside the country.

Source: SIGI Country Profiles

Security feeling

Percentage of women in the total number of persons declaring not feeling safe walking alone at night in the city or area where they live

Source: Gallup World Poll (2017)

Political voice
Laws on political voice:
Whether the legal framework promotes women’s equal political representation as men
0: Women and men have the same rights to vote and to hold public and political office in the legislature and executive. There are special measures to promote women’s political participation at the national or sub-national levels. Customary, religious and traditional laws or practices do not restrict these rights.
0.25: Women and men have the same rights to vote and to hold public and political office in the legislature and executive. There are special measures to promote women’s political participation at the national or sub-national levels. However, some discriminatory customary, traditional or religious practices or laws restrict these rights.
0.5: Women and men have the same rights to vote and to hold public and political office in the legislature and executive. There are no legal quotas nor special measures nor incentives for political parties to promote women’s political participation.
0.75: Women and men have the same rights to vote. However, women face discrimination against their rights to hold public and political office in the legislature or executive.
1: Women and men do not have the same rights to vote.

Source: SIGI Country Profiles

Political representation:

Percentage of men in the total number of representatives of the lower or single House of the Parliament.

Sources:
Assembly of Kosovo (2017)
Government of Chinese Taipei (2016)
Inter-Parliamentary Union (2018)
Legislative Council of the Hong Kong SAR of the People’s Republic of China (2018)
Legislative Council of the Palestinian Authority (2006)

Access to justice

Laws on access to justice:

Whether women and men have the same rights to provide testimony in court, hold public or political office in the judiciary and sue
0: A woman’s testimony holds the same evidentiary weight as a man’s in all types of court cases and women have the same rights as men to sue and to hold public or political office in the judiciary. Customary, religious and traditional laws or practices do not discriminate against women’s legal right to sue, to provide testimony in court or to be a judge, advocate or other court officer.
0.25: A woman’s testimony holds the same evidentiary weight as a man’s in all types of court cases and women have the same rights as men to sue and to hold public or political office in the judiciary. Women’s testimony carry the same evidentiary weight in customary/religious courts/tribunals. However, some customary, traditional or religious practices or laws discriminate against women’s legal right to sue, to provide testimony in court or to be a judge, advocate or other court officer.
0.5: A woman’s testimony holds the same evidentiary weight as a man’s in all types of court cases and women have the same rights as men to sue. However, women do not have the same right as men to hold public or political office in the judiciary.
0.75: Women and men have the same rights to sue. However, a woman’s testimony does not hold the same evidentiary weight as a man’s in all types of court cases.
1: Women and men do not have the same rights to sue.

Source: SIGI Country Profiles

Confidence in the judicial system and courts:
Percentage of women in the total number of persons declaring not having confidence in the judicial system and courts of their country.

Source: Gallup World Poll (2017)