2019 results in Americas

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 Discrimination in the family Restricted physical integrity Restricted access to productive and financial resources Restricted civil liberties
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Colombia Very low 15.0% 9.6% 14.9% 14.5% 20.6%
Americas Northern America United States Very low 17.9% 26.6% 10.5% 10.6% 22.9%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Dominican Republic Very low 18.2% 30.3% 18.1% 11.9% 11.2%
Americas Northern America Canada Very low 18.3% 26.5% 4.2% 17.4% 23.5%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Nicaragua Very low 18.6% 25.3% 25.6% 16.0% 6.2%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Brazil Low 21.2% 28.0% 14.8% 17.5% 23.9%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Plurinational State of Bolivia Low 21.4% 28.5% 16.2% 27.4% 12.7%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Uruguay Low 22.2% 27.6% 11.0% 26.6% 22.8%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Honduras Low 22.4% 24.9% 25.0% 24.1% 15.3%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean El Salvador Low 22.9% 26.1% 27.4% 20.0% 17.8%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Trinidad and Tobago Low 23.5% 18.3% 26.6% 20.4% 28.5%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Peru Low 24.5% 47.7% 26.6% 5.5% 12.9%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Jamaica Low 24.7% 32.0% 24.5% 18.7% 22.9%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Costa Rica Low 27.9% 45.7% 24.8% 27.5% 10.5%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Guatemala Low 28.6% 26.1% 24.5% 18.4% 43.4%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Ecuador Low 28.9% 34.8% 18.9% 44.0% 15.1%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Mexico Low 29.0% 60.4% 15.6% 17.5% 14.6%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Paraguay Medium 32.8% 46.1% 22.1% 31.7% 29.8%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Chile Medium 36.1% 36.4% 18.8% 64.8% 16.6%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Haiti Medium 39.9% 37.6% 37.3% 22.0% 59.1%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Antigua and Barbuda Not applicable N/A 22.2% N/A N/A N/A
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Argentina Not applicable N/A 23.1% N/A 23.0% 7.1%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Barbados Not applicable N/A 21.8% N/A N/A N/A
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Bahamas Not applicable N/A 22.0% N/A N/A N/A
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Belize Not applicable N/A 23.7% N/A N/A N/A
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Cuba Not applicable N/A 28.9% N/A N/A N/A
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Dominica Not applicable N/A 42.1% N/A N/A N/A
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Grenada Not applicable N/A 53.7% N/A N/A N/A
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Guyana Not applicable N/A 21.8% N/A N/A N/A
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Panama Not applicable N/A 15.5% N/A 16.1% 17.8%
Americas Latin America and the Caribbean Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Not applicable N/A 43.5% N/A 12.7% 14.6%