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The Best & Worst Countries for Women: Measuring Equality with the WPS Index

3 March 2020
3:30pm - 7:30pm
The Galleries, Scientia Building
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Three women in headscarves sit on the side of the street. They are talking to eachother. Two are facing the camera and one is not.

Join the Institute for Global Development for a conversation on the findings of the Second Edition of the Global Women Peace & Security (WPS) Index, which ranks countries on women's comprehensive wellbeing and analyses trends in gender equality.

Jeni Klugman (Managing Director – Institute for Women Peace and Security), Leanne Smith (Director - Whitlam Institute) and Talia Hagerty (Senior Research Fellow - Institute for Economics and Peace) will join Sarah Cook (Director - UNSW Institute for Global Development) to discuss the current issues for women, peace and security and the importance of the index.

The inaugural WPS Index, launched in 2017, was the most comprehensive ranking to date of women’s well-being around the globe, measuring three key dimensions of women’s well-being—inclusion, justice, and security. The second edition includes several major innovations, including expanded coverage to 167 countries and assessment of data at the subnational level. Trends over time reveal important drivers of progress as well as major areas of concern.

This event will be followed by networking drinks. Registration is essential.