Suriname: gender gap index 2020, by area

In 2020, Suriname ranks on the low side of the gender gap index with an overall score of 0.71 along with Peru, Venezuela and El Salvador. That year, Suriname scored 0.64 in the area of economic participation and opportunity, which shows a gender gap of approximately 36 percent (women are 36 percent less likely to have the same economic opportunities as men). Additionally, the South American country scored 0.23 on political empowerment, that means that women were 77 percent less likely to enjoy equal political participation rights and opportunities in comparison to men.

Gender gap index in Suriname in 2020, by category

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Release date

December 2019


Central and South America, Suriname

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Special properties

The highest possible score is 1 (equality) and the lowest possible score is 0 (inequality)

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded. The index scores shown in the graph may slightly differ to the original three-decimal scores.

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