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Women political empowerment index, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 171 countries was 0.729 index points. The highest value was in Denmark: 0.961 index points and the lowest value was in Afghanistan: 0.035 index points. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
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Countries Women political empowerment, 2022 Global rank Available data
Denmark 0.961 1 1960 - 2022
Belgium 0.954 2 1960 - 2022
Germany 0.954 3 1960 - 2022
Spain 0.954 4 1960 - 2022
Latvia 0.953 5 1990 - 2022
Jamaica 0.952 6 1967 - 2022
New Zealand 0.949 7 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 0.949 8 1989 - 2022
Finland 0.947 9 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 0.94 10 1960 - 2022
Italy 0.939 11 1960 - 2022
Sweden 0.939 12 1960 - 2022
Australia 0.937 13 1960 - 2022
France 0.937 14 1960 - 2022
Czechia 0.936 15 1960 - 2022
Estonia 0.935 16 1990 - 2022
Lithuania 0.935 17 1990 - 2022
Greece 0.932 18 1960 - 2022
Iceland 0.931 19 1960 - 2022
Portugal 0.927 20 1960 - 2022
UK 0.927 21 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 0.924 22 1960 - 2022
Ireland 0.924 23 1960 - 2022
Croatia 0.921 24 1991 - 2022
Moldova 0.92 25 1990 - 2022
Austria 0.916 26 1960 - 2022
Taiwan 0.916 27 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 0.915 28 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 0.912 29 1960 - 2022
Barbados 0.907 30 1966 - 2022
Chile 0.907 31 1960 - 2022
Malta 0.907 32 1960 - 2022
USA 0.906 33 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 0.903 34 1993 - 2022
Norway 0.901 35 1960 - 2022
Georgia 0.895 36 1990 - 2022
Israel 0.895 37 1960 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 0.895 38 1962 - 2022
Serbia 0.893 39 1960 - 2022
Albania 0.892 40 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 0.887 41 1960 - 2022
Armenia 0.886 42 1990 - 2022
Canada 0.885 43 1960 - 2022
South Korea 0.882 44 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 0.879 45 1990 - 2022
Uruguay 0.879 46 1960 - 2022
Argentina 0.876 47 1960 - 2022
Romania 0.872 48 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 0.871 49 1998 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 0.87 50 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 0.865 51 1960 - 2022
Senegal 0.865 52 1960 - 2022
Hungary 0.861 53 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 0.853 54 1960 - 2022
Liberia 0.846 55 1960 - 2022
Suriname 0.843 56 1960 - 2022
Guyana 0.842 57 1968 - 2022
Tanzania 0.842 58 1965 - 2022
Ghana 0.84 59 1960 - 2022
Malawi 0.84 60 1960 - 2022
South Africa 0.84 61 1960 - 2022
Namibia 0.834 62 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.832 63 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 0.828 64 1992 - 2022
Poland 0.828 65 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 0.826 66 1960 - 2022
Lesotho 0.825 67 1960 - 2022
Benin 0.823 68 1960 - 2022
Panama 0.823 69 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 0.821 70 1991 - 2022
Bolivia 0.818 71 1960 - 2022
Hong Kong 0.817 72 1960 - 2022
Philippines 0.815 73 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 0.814 74 1960 - 2022
Tunisia 0.812 75 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 0.81 76 1960 - 2022
Peru 0.809 77 1960 - 2022
Zambia 0.807 78 1960 - 2022
Gambia 0.805 79 1960 - 2022
Kenya 0.804 80 1960 - 2022
Singapore 0.802 81 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 0.796 82 1960 - 2022
Japan 0.794 83 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 0.794 84 1990 - 2022
Sierra Leone 0.79 85 1967 - 2022
Honduras 0.789 86 1960 - 2022
Togo 0.784 87 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 0.784 88 1960 - 2022
Gabon 0.783 89 1960 - 2022
Mexico 0.773 90 1960 - 2022
Niger 0.77 91 1960 - 2022
Nepal 0.768 92 1960 - 2022
Morocco 0.766 93 1960 - 2022
Venezuela 0.765 94 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 0.764 95 1961 - 2022
Ethiopia 0.758 96 1960 - 2022
Colombia 0.757 97 1960 - 2022
Madagascar 0.755 98 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 0.753 99 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 0.752 100 1960 - 2022
Angola 0.741 101 1960 - 2022
Mali 0.739 102 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 0.734 103 1960 - 2022
Bhutan 0.728 104 1960 - 2022
Brazil 0.728 105 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 0.726 106 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 0.723 107 1960 - 2022
Botswana 0.721 108 1960 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 0.708 109 1990 - 2022
Paraguay 0.706 110 1960 - 2022
Vanuatu 0.701 111 1960 - 2022
Uganda 0.696 112 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 0.694 113 1966 - 2022
Fiji 0.69 114 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 0.688 115 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 0.684 116 1971 - 2022
Guatemala 0.683 117 1960 - 2022
Belarus 0.681 118 1990 - 2022
India 0.678 119 1960 - 2022
Cuba 0.677 120 1960 - 2022
Thailand 0.669 121 1960 - 2022
Russia 0.665 122 1960 - 2022
Burundi 0.657 123 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 0.645 124 1990 - 2022
Azerbaijan 0.629 125 1990 - 2022
C.A. Republic 0.626 126 1960 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 0.623 127 1960 - 2022
Algeria 0.621 128 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 0.614 129 1960 - 2022
Nicaragua 0.614 130 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 0.612 131 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 0.612 132 1960 - 2022
Lebanon 0.611 133 1960 - 2022
Jordan 0.609 134 1960 - 2022
China 0.602 135 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 0.598 136 1960 - 2022
UA Emirates 0.587 137 1971 - 2022
Pakistan 0.581 138 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 0.572 139 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 0.559 140 1960 - 2022
Maldives 0.553 141 1979 - 2022
Turkey 0.552 142 1960 - 2022
Comoros 0.543 143 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 0.527 144 1960 - 2022
Laos 0.513 145 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 0.511 146 1960 - 2022
Egypt 0.498 147 1960 - 2022
Papua N.G. 0.491 148 1960 - 2022
Iraq 0.466 149 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 0.452 150 1960 - 2022
Chad 0.44 151 1960 - 2022
Burma 0.438 152 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 0.429 153 1990 - 2022
Libya 0.422 154 1960 - 2022
Tajikistan 0.421 155 1990 - 2022
Iran 0.394 156 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 0.388 157 1960 - 2022
Somalia 0.384 158 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 0.378 159 1960 - 2022
Oman 0.377 160 1960 - 2022
Guinea 0.375 161 1960 - 2022
Haiti 0.326 162 1960 - 2022
Qatar 0.316 163 1960 - 2022
Sudan 0.311 164 1960 - 2022
North Korea 0.302 165 1960 - 2022
Swaziland 0.3 166 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 0.293 167 2003 - 2022
Syria 0.29 168 1960 - 2022
Eritrea 0.188 169 1960 - 2022
Yemen 0.17 170 1960 - 2022
Afghanistan 0.035 171 1960 - 2022



Definition: Measures fundamental civil liberties, women’s open discussion of political issues and participation in civil society organizations, and the representation of women in formal political positions.

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