2019 results in Asia

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
Asia Pacific Australia Very low 16.1% 21.8% 12.9% 4.9% 23.6%
Asia Pacific New Zealand Very low 16.7% 21.9% 17.5% 4.3% 22.0%
Asia Eastern Asia Mongolia Low 20.0% 27.8% 8.1% 20.1% 22.9%
Asia Eastern Asia Hong Kong, China Low 21.2% 21.8% 22.5% 13.4% 26.7%
Asia Central Asia Kazakhstan Low 22.5% 22.4% 14.4% 30.6% 21.8%
Asia Central Asia Kyrgyzstan Low 23.2% 28.7% 16.6% 28.8% 18.0%
Asia Eastern Asia Korea Low 23.4% 21.8% 17.5% 33.0% 20.4%
Asia Eastern Asia Japan Low 24.0% 20.2% 21.3% 29.6% 24.8%
Asia Western Asia Georgia Low 24.8% 34.0% 18.3% 27.3% 18.7%
Asia Western Asia Turkey Low 25.1% 33.2% 7.8% 36.6% 20.0%
Asia South-eastern Asia Viet Nam Low 25.3% 23.3% 30.8% 32.3% 13.8%
Asia South-eastern Asia Singapore Low 27.0% 27.4% 14.8% 11.9% 49.2%
Asia Western Asia Armenia Low 27.8% 33.0% 34.5% 23.4% 19.4%
Asia Western Asia Cyprus Low 28.3% 42.3% 11.7% 19.3% 36.7%
Asia Western Asia Azerbaijan Low 28.7% 28.2% 42.8% 20.9% 21.4%
Asia South-eastern Asia Cambodia Low 29.5% 34.2% 13.5% 27.6% 40.9%
Asia South-eastern Asia Lao People’s Democratic Republic Low 26.2% 31.3% 23.9% 20.2% 29%
Asia Central Asia Tajikistan Medium 32.4% 47.8% 20.2% 34.1% 25.1%
Asia Southern Asia India Medium 34.0% 46.9% 29.3% 36.9% 21.2%
Asia South-eastern Asia Thailand Medium 35.5% 33.4% 22.7% 25.2% 56.8%
Asia Southern Asia Nepal Medium 36.2% 52.3% 13.7% 34.7% 40.2%
Asia South-eastern Asia Indonesia High 41.6% 63.1% 21.9% 36.5% 40.4%
Asia South-eastern Asia Myanmar High 42.4% 47.7% 29.5% 35.5% 54.9%
Asia Southern Asia Sri Lanka High 43.0% 67.6% 24.5% 45.6% 28.6%
Asia South-eastern Asia Philippines Very high 52.8% 67.2% 25.7% 67.2% 45.1%
Asia Southern Asia Afghanistan Very high 52.8% 81.3% 39.8% 45.6% 38.1%
Asia Western Asia Iraq Very high 53.7% 87.5% 30.7% 34.4% 51.5%
Asia Southern Asia Bangladesh Very high 54.8% 82.9% 28.9% 52.1% 47.5%
Asia Western Asia Lebanon Very high 56.2% 82.5% 26.6% 45.1% 62.1%
Asia Western Asia Jordan Very high 57.3% 86.9% 25.2% 43.4% 63.1%
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 Western Asia Yemen Very high 64.0% 89.7% 37.7% 43.2% 75.8%
Asia Western Asia United Arab Emirates Not applicable N/A 86.7% N/A 28.5% N/A
Asia Western Asia Bahrain Not applicable N/A 92.1% N/A N/A N/A
Asia South-eastern Asia Brunei Darussalam Not applicable N/A 79.9% N/A N/A N/A
Asia Southern Asia Bhutan Not applicable N/A 40.5% 22.9% N/A N/A
Asia Pacific Fiji Not applicable N/A 24.7% N/A N/A N/A
Asia Western Asia Israel Not applicable N/A 46.8% N/A 28.3% 38.4%
Asia Western Asia Kuwait Not applicable N/A 75.8% N/A 80.3% N/A
Asia Southern Asia Maldives Not applicable N/A 80.0% 29.0% N/A N/A
Asia South-eastern Asia Malaysia Not applicable N/A 80.8% N/A N/A N/A
Asia Western Asia Oman Not applicable N/A 86.5% N/A N/A N/A
Asia Pacific Papua New Guinea Not applicable N/A 54.2% N/A N/A N/A
Asia Western Asia West Bank and Gaza Strip Not applicable N/A 89.2% N/A 64.9% 59.4%
Asia Western Asia Qatar Not applicable N/A 92.0% N/A N/A N/A
Asia Western Asia Saudi Arabia Not applicable N/A 89.0% N/A 40.7% N/A
Asia Pacific Solomon Islands Not applicable N/A 51.0% 37.3% N/A N/A
Asia Western Asia Syrian Arab Republic Not applicable N/A 86.1% N/A N/A N/A
Asia South-eastern Asia Timor-Leste Not applicable N/A 31.0% 34.4% N/A N/A
Asia Central Asia Turkmenistan Not applicable N/A 29.8% N/A N/A N/A
Asia Eastern Asia Chinese Taipei Not applicable N/A 37.2% N/A N/A 15.9%
Asia Central Asia Uzbekistan Not applicable N/A 42.2% N/A N/A 23.5%
Asia Pacific Samoa Not applicable N/A 42.5% 36.7% N/A N/A
Asia Eastern Asia People’s Republic of China Not applicable N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A