The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) measures gender-based discrimination in social norms, practices and laws across 180 countries. The SIGI comprises country profiles, a classification of countries and a database; it serves as a research, policy and advocacy tool for the development community and policy makers. The SIGI covers four dimensions of discriminatory social institutions, spanning major socio-economic areas that affect women’s lives: discrimination in the family, restricted physical integrity, restricted access to productive and financial resources, and restricted civil liberties. The SIGI’s variables quantify discriminatory social institutions such as unequal inheritance rights, early marriage, violence against women, and unequal land and property rights.
In the Social Institutions and Gender Index 2019 Edition, Brunei Darussalam does not have an overall SIGI value due to a lack of data availability in the dimensions restricted physical integrity, restricted access to productive and financial resources, and restricted civil liberties. The level of discrimination in the family is very high. Further information and data is available on the gender index website, which also provides a more detailed country profile for Brunei Darussalam.