The Human Truth Foundation

Which are the Best Countries for Human Rights, Equality and Tolerance?

By Vexen Crabtree 2020


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#afghanistan #equality #human_rights #india #tolerance

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Denmark, Sweden and The Netherlands. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are statistics on its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice, commentary in Human Rights Watch reports, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, supporting press freedom, eliminating modern slavery, LGBT equality, opposing gender inequality and the year from which women could participate in democracy. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe, whereas the worst are Africa, The Middle East and Melanesia.


1. The Criteria: Human Rights & Tolerance

Human Rights & Tolerance

Overall Results:
Best: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Regions: Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe
Worst: Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea
Regions: Africa, The Middle East and Melanesia
Constituent Data Sets: Human Rights & Tolerance
1. Anti-Semite OpinionsBest: Laos, Philippines, Sweden
Worst: Iraq, Yemen, 2-country draw
2. Human Rights Watch CommentsBest: France, Germany, UK
Worst: 10-country draw
3. Nominal Commitment to HRBest: Argentina, 12-country draw
Worst: Kiribati, Bhutan, 4-country draw
4. Personal, Civil & Economic FreedomBest: Hong Kong, Switzerland, New Zealand
Worst: Libya, Yemen, Iran
5. Press FreedomBest: Finland, Netherlands, Norway
Worst: Eritrea, N. Korea, Turkmenistan
6. SlaveryBest: Japan, Canada, Taiwan
Worst: N. Korea, Eritrea, Burundi
7. LGBT EqualityBest: Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden
Worst: Syria, Somalia, Saudi Arabia
Constituent Data Sets: Gender Equality
8. Gender InequalityBest: Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands
Worst: Yemen, Niger, Chad
9. Year Women Can VoteBest: Saudi Arabia, Vatican City, New Zealand
Worst: Kuwait, Qatar, 2-country draw

1.1. Anti-Semite Opinions

#antisemitism #christianity #germany #indonesia #israel #jordan #judaism #laos #morocco #netherlands #pakistan #philippines #religion #religious_violence #saudi_arabia #spain #sweden #turkey #UK #vietnam

Anti-Semite Opinions (2014)1
Pos.Lower is better
%1
1Laos0
2Philippines3
3Sweden4
4Netherlands5
5Vietnam6
6UK8
7Denmark9
8USA9
9Tanzania12
10Thailand13
11Czechia13
12Canada14
13New Zealand14
14Australia14
15Norway15
16Ghana15
17Finland15
18Brazil16
19Singapore16
20Nigeria16
q=101.
Anti-Semite Opinions (2014)1
Pos.Higher is worse
%1
101Iraq92
100Yemen88
99Libya87
98Algeria87
97Tunisia86
96Kuwait82
95Bahrain81
94Jordan81
93Morocco80
92Qatar80
91UAE80
90Lebanon78
89Oman76
88Egypt75
87Saudi Arabia74
86Greece69
85Turkey69
84Malaysia61
83Armenia58
82Iran56
q=101.

Anti-Semitism is the world given to irrational racism against Jews. It is not the same as anti-Judaism (involving arguments against the religion) nor the same as anti-Zionism (arguments against Israel). In history, influential Christian theologians concocted the arguments against Jews that led, very early on, to widespread Christian action against Jews2,3,4,5. As Christianity rose to power in the West and presided over the Dark Ages, there were widespread violent outbursts against Jews of the most persistent and horrible kind. The Crusades were frequently aimed at them and the feared Spanish Inquisition paid Jews particular attention. The horror of the holocaust instigated by German Nazis in the 1940s was followed (finally) by the era of European human rights and a movement against racism in general.

The places that are the least anti-Semitical are a few countries of south-east Asia (Laos, the Philippines and Vietnam) and some of the secular liberal democracies of Europe (Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK). The worst countries for antisemitism are Islamic states of the Middle East6, which are undergoing their own Dark Age. Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco, Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey see the most oppressive and violent actions towards Jews7,8. Jews in Muslim countries face a host of restrictions and "ceaseless humiliation and regular pogroms"9. In 2004 the European Union Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia reported on violent anti-Jew crimes in the EU and found that that largest group of perpetrators were young Muslim males10.

1.2. Human Rights Watch Comments

#human_rights

Human Rights Watch Comments (2017)11
Pos.Higher is better
Score11
1UK9
2France9
3Germany9
4Canada8
5Netherlands8
6Sweden7
7Ireland7
8Finland6
9Luxembourg6
10Belgium6
11Greece5
12Cyprus5
13Czechia5
14Denmark5
15Romania5
16Estonia5
17Portugal5
18Bulgaria5
19Spain5
20Malta5
q=123.
Human Rights Watch Comments (2017)11
Pos.Lower is worse
Score11
123Pakistan-10
122Burundi-10
121Iran-10
120N. Korea-10
119Malaysia-10
118Saudi Arabia-10
117Sudan-10
116Syria-10
115Afghanistan-10
114Congo, DR-10
113Eritrea-9
112Myanmar (Burma)-9
111Libya-9
110Somalia-9
109Turkmenistan-8
108Algeria-8
107Russia-8
106Central African Rep.-8
105Egypt-7
104Equatorial Guinea-7
q=123.

Human Rights Watch comments concentrate mostly on negative issues, however, they also make positive comments for those countries that engage in human rights defence around the world, or who make improvements at home. By adding up positive and negative comments (including double-points for negatives that involve large scales and crimes against humanity), the Social and Moral Index turns HRW commentary into quantified values. Some countries may be unfairly penalized because HRW have not examined them, and, some countries "get away" with abuses if they manage to hide it, or if it goes unnoticed - a negative point has been given for those countries in which HRW specifically state that access to investigators has been barred. The points were limited to a minimum of -10 because there are some points at which things are so bad, with abuses affecting so many, it is difficult to be more specific about the depths of the issues.

1.3. Nominal Commitment to HR

#human_rights

Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)12
Pos.Higher is better
Treaties12
1Argentina24
2Chile23
3Costa Rica23
4Ecuador23
5Germany23
6Mexico23
7Peru23
8Spain23
9Slovenia23
10Paraguay23
11Serbia23
12Sweden23
13Uruguay23
14Italy22
15Denmark22
16Croatia22
17Belgium22
18Austria22
19Brazil21
20Montenegro21
q=194.
Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)12
Pos.Lower is worse
Treaties12
194Kiribati3
193Bhutan3
192Malaysia4
191Palau4
190Myanmar (Burma)4
189Marshall Islands4
188Nauru5
187Singapore5
186Micronesia5
185Tuvalu5
184Pakistan6
183Tonga6
182Brunei6
181St Lucia6
180UAE7
179Grenada7
178Sao Tome & Principe7
177N. Korea7
176Indonesia7
175Eritrea8
q=194.

There are many international agreements on human rights, and, many mechanisms by which countries can be brought to account for their actions. Together, these have been the biggest historical movement in the fight against oppression and inhumanity. Or, putting it another way: these are rejected mostly by those who wish to oppress inhumanely. None of them are perfect and many people object to various components and wordings, but, no-one has come up with, and enforced, better methods of controlling the occasional desires that states and peoples have of causing angst for other states and peoples in a violent, unjust or inhumane way. Points are awarded for the number of human rights agreements ratified by the country, plus the acceptance of the petition mechanisms for disputes. The maximum possible score in 2009 was 24.

1.4. Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom

#freedom #politics

Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom (2014)13
Pos.Lower is better
Rank13
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
4Ireland4
5Denmark5
6UK6
7Canada6
8Australia6
9Finland9
10Netherlands10
11Luxembourg11
12Austria11
13Norway13
14Germany13
15Sweden15
16Malta16
17Belgium17
18Czechia18
19Portugal19
20Lithuania20
q=159.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom (2014)13
Pos.Higher is worse
Rank13
159Libya159
158Yemen158
157Iran157
156Syria156
155Central African Rep.155
154Venezuela154
153Myanmar (Burma)153
152Algeria152
151Congo, DR151
150Angola150
149Guinea149
148Zimbabwe148
147Chad146
146Pakistan146
145Egypt144
144Saudi Arabia144
143Mauritania143
142Ethiopia142
141China141
140Nigeria140
q=159.

The Human Freedom Index published by the Fraser Institute is...

... a broad measure of human freedom, understood as the absence of coercive constraint. It uses 79 distinct indicators of personal and economic freedom in the following areas: Rule of Law, Security and Safety, Movement, Religion, Association, Assembly, and Civil Society, Expression, Relationships, Size of Government, Legal System and Property Rights, Access to Sound Money, Freedom to Trade Internationally, Regulation of Credit, Labor, and Business. [...]

The highest levels of freedom are in Western Europe, Northern Europe, and North America (Canada and the United States. The lowest levels are in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. [...]

Countries in the top quartile of freedom enjoy a significant higher per capita income ($37,147) [compared with] the least-free quartile [at] $8,700). The HFI finds a strong correlation between human freedom and democracy.

"The Human Freedom Index" by The Fraser Institute (2016)14

1.5. Press Freedom

#democracy #freedom #mass_media #politics #UK

Press Freedom (2013)15
Pos.Lower is better15
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
4Luxembourg668
5Andorra682
6Denmark708
7Liechtenstein735
8New Zealand838
9Iceland849
10Sweden923
11Estonia926
12Austria940
13Jamaica988
14Switzerland994
15Ireland1006
16Czechia1017
17Germany1024
18Costa Rica1208
19Namibia1250
20Canada1269
q=178.
Press Freedom (2013)15
Pos.Higher is worse15
178Eritrea8483
177N. Korea8390
176Turkmenistan7914
175Syria7853
174Somalia7359
173Iran7340
172China7307
171Vietnam7178
170Cuba7164
169Sudan7006
168Yemen6922
167Laos6799
166Djibouti6740
165Equatorial Guinea6720
164Bahrain6275
163Uzbekistan6039
162Saudi Arabia5688
161Sri Lanka5659
160Rwanda5546
159Kazakhstan5508
q=178.

The freedom to investigate, publish information, and have access to others' opinion is a fundamental part of today's information-driven world. Scores on the Press Freedom Index are calculated according to indicators including pluralism - the degree to which opinions are represented in the media, media independence of authorities, self-censorship, legislation, transparency and the infrastructure that supports news and information, and, the level of violence against journalists which includes lengths of imprisonments. The index "does not take direct account of the kind of political system but it is clear that democracies provide better protection for the freedom to produce and circulate accurate news and information than countries where human rights are flouted".

It must be noted that press freedom is not an indicator of press quality and the press itself can be abusive; the UK suffers in particular from a popular brand of nasty reporting that infuses several of its newspapers who are particularly prone to running destructive and often untrue campaigns against victims. The Press Freedom Index notes that "the index should in no way be taken as an indicator of the quality of the media in the countries concerned".

1.6. Slavery

#burundi #eritrea #france #human_rights #indonesia #slavery

Slavery (2018)16
Pos.Lower is better
% Victims16
1Japan0.03
2Canada0.05
3Taiwan0.05
4Australia0.06
5New Zealand0.06
6Chile0.08
7Mauritius0.10
8Uruguay0.10
9Costa Rica0.13
10USA0.13
11Argentina0.13
12Hong Kong0.14
13Kuwait0.15
14Luxembourg0.15
15Qatar0.15
16Denmark0.16
17Paraguay0.16
18Sweden0.16
19Ireland0.17
20Lebanon0.17
q=167.
Slavery (2018)16
Pos.Higher is worse
% Victims16
167N. Korea10.46
166Eritrea9.30
165Burundi4.00
164Central African Rep.2.23
163Afghanistan2.22
162Mauritania2.14
161S. Sudan2.05
160Pakistan1.68
159Cambodia1.68
158Iran1.62
157Somalia1.55
156Congo, DR1.37
155Mongolia1.23
154Sudan1.20
153Chad1.20
152Rwanda1.16
151Turkmenistan1.12
150Myanmar (Burma)1.10
149Brunei1.09
148Belarus1.09
q=167.

The taking of slaves has been an unwholesome feature of Human cultures since prehistory17. Private households and national endeavours have frequently been augmented with the use of slaves. The Egyptian and Roman empires both thrived on them for both purposes. Aside from labourers they are often abused sexually by their owners and their owners' friends18. The era of colonialism and the beginnings of globalisation changed nothing: the imprisonment and forced movements of labour continued to destroy many lives except that new justifications were invented based on Christian doctrine and the effort to convert non-Christians. By 1786 over 12 million slaves had been extracted from Africa and sent to colonial labour camps, with a truly atrocious condition of life19. But they were not the only ones to blame; in Africa internal nations such as the Asantes sold and bought tens of thousands of slaves20.

The abolition of the slave trade was a long and slow process. Until a relatively modern time, even philosophers, religious leaders and those concerned with ethics justified, or ignored, the problem of slavery21. The first abolitionists were always the slaves themselves. Their protests and rebellions caused the industry to become too expensive to continue. After that, it was the economic costs of maintain slave colonies that led the British to reject and then oppose the slave trade globally. Finally, the enlightenment-era thinkers of France encouraged moral and ethical thinking including the declaration of the inherent value of human life and human dignity22. A long-overdue wave of compassionate and conscientious movements swept across the West, eliminating public support for slavery, until the industries and churches that supported it had no choice but to back down.

'Modern slavery' includes forced labour (often of the under-age), debt bondage (especially generational), sexual slavery, chattel slavery and other forms of abuse, some of which can be surprisingly difficult to detect, but often target those fleeing from warzones and the vulnerable.23. Some industries (diamond, clothing, coal) from some countries (Burundi16, Eritrea16, Indonesia24) are a particular concern. The Walk Free Foundation, say that in 2016, 40.3 million people were living in modern slavery25.

In the modern world there have been new, disguised forms of slavery to avoid the international abhorrence [of traditional slavery]: debt bondage in India, chattel slavery in North Africa, sham adoption of children for labour purposes in the Middle East, marriage as a form of enslavement in Islamic countries and new forms of slavery in areas like Afghanistan.

"A History of Sin" by Oliver Thomson (1993)23

The Global Slavery Index was published for the first time in 2013 amidst ongoing concern that child marriage, human trafficking, exclusive economic bondage to landlords, forced unpaid work and other abusive practices constitute forms of 'modern slavery'. Its publishers, the Walk Free Foundation, say that in 2016, 40.3 million people were living in modern slavery. They didn't include the types of abuse orchestrated by the companies that Naomi Klein highlighted - it's not clear that it is slavery, even though it is very inhumane.

Modern slavery is a destructive, personal crime and an abuse of human rights. It is a widespread and profitable criminal industry but despite this it is largely invisible, in part because it disproportionately affects the most marginalised. [There are] two major external drivers - highly repressive regimes, in which populations are put to work to prop up the government, and conflict situations which result in the breakdown of rule of law, social structures, and existing systems of protection.

"Global Slavery Index" by Walk Free Foundation (2018)25

Combatting modern slavery is complex, as the globalized world of indirect economic effects means that it is often difficult (especially for consumers) to detect which products involve slavery and forced labour, and therefore, many consumers are directly contributing to the profits of human rights abusers.

The HTF did consider researching when each country abolished slavery and giving each a point per year, therefore rewarding those countries that were first to abolish it. This historical ranking could have a 50% weight and the Global Slavery Index a 50% weight. However, it is clear that countries that were involved in slavery were the first to come to abolish it (e.g. Spain in 1542), and therefore, such a historical index would be unfair.

1.7. LGBT Equality

#equality #homosexuality #human_rights #intolerance #sexuality #tolerance

LGBT Equality (2017)26
Pos.Higher is better
Score26
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
4Brazil81
5Spain79
6France78
7S. Africa78
8Uruguay77
9Norway72
10Denmark72
11Iceland72
12UK72
13Mexico70
14Luxembourg70
15Argentina69
16Malta63
17Andorra63
18New Zealand63
19Portugal63
20Canada62
q=196.
LGBT Equality (2017)26
Pos.Lower is worse
Score26
196Syria-84
195Somalia-79
194Saudi Arabia-72
193Sudan-67
192Qatar-54
191Solomon Islands-44
190Morocco-42
189Libya-42
188Tunisia-39
187Senegal-39
186Cameroon-39
185Guinea-39
184Kuwait-37
183Algeria-37
182UAE-34
181Mauritania-32
180Tuvalu-30
179Uzbekistan-30
178Angola-30
177Comoros-30
q=196.

Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) folk is rife across the world. Legal restrictions co-exist alongside social stigmatisation and physical violence27. LGBT tolerance and equal rights have been fought for country-by-country across the world, often against tightly entrenched cultural and religious opposition. Adult consensual sexual activity is a Human Right, protected by privacy laws28. Despite this, homosexual activity is outlawed in around 80 countries27. The Social & Moral LGBT Equality Index was created to compare countries and regions, granting points to each country for a variety of factors including how long gay sex has been criminalized and the extent of LGBT legal rights. Graded negative points are given for criminality of homosexuality, unequal ages of consent, legal punishments and for not signing international accords on LGBT tolerance. The signs in many developed countries are positive, and things are gradually improving. Europe is by far the least prejudiced region (Scandinavia in particular being exemplary). The Middle East and then Africa are the least morally developed, where cultural bias goes hand-in-hand with state intolerance, all too often including physical violence.

1.8. Gender Inequality

#gender #gender_equality #human_rights #misogyny #women

Gender Inequality (2015)29
Pos.Lower is better29
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
4Sweden0.05
5Iceland0.05
6Norway0.05
7Slovenia0.05
8Finland0.06
9Germany0.07
10S. Korea0.07
11Singapore0.07
12Belgium0.07
13Luxembourg0.07
14Austria0.08
15Spain0.08
16Italy0.08
17Portugal0.09
18Canada0.10
19France0.10
20Israel0.10
q=159.
Gender Inequality (2015)29
Pos.Higher is worse29
159Yemen0.77
158Niger0.70
157Chad0.69
156Mali0.69
155Ivory Coast0.67
154Afghanistan0.67
153Congo, DR0.66
152Tonga0.66
151Sierra Leone0.65
150Liberia0.65
149Central African Rep.0.65
148Gambia0.64
147Mauritania0.63
146Burkina Faso0.62
145Malawi0.61
144Benin0.61
143Papua New Guinea0.59
142Haiti0.59
141Congo, (Brazzaville)0.59
140Sudan0.57
q=159.

The UN Human Development Reports include statistics on gender equality which take into account things like maternal mortality, access to political power (seats in parliament) and differences between male and female education rates. Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

1.9. Year Women Can Vote

#christianity #gender_equality #human_rights #politics #women

Year Women Can Vote
Pos.Lower is better
Year
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
4Norway1913
5Denmark1915
6Iceland1915
7Russia1917
8Latvia1918
9Estonia1918
10Kyrgyzstan1918
11Austria1919
12Slovakia1919
13Belarus1919
14Germany1919
15Netherlands1919
16Ukraine1919
17Luxembourg1919
18Czechia1919
19Poland1919
20Canada1920
q=189.
Year Women Can Vote
Pos.Higher is worse
Year
189Vatican City0
188Saudi Arabia0
187Kuwait2005
186Qatar2003
185Oman1994
184Moldova1994
183Kazakhstan1993
182Samoa1990
181Namibia1989
180Central African Rep.1986
179Djibouti1986
178Liechtenstein1984
177Iraq1980
176Vanuatu1980
175Marshall Islands1979
174Micronesia1979
173Palau1979
172Zimbabwe1978
171Guinea-Bissau1977
170Portugal1976
q=189.

Women now have equal rights in the vast majority of countries across the world. Although academic literature oftens talks of when a country "grants women the right to vote", this enforces a backwards way of thinking. Women always had the right to vote, however, they were frequently denied that right. The opposition to women's ability to vote in equality with man was most consistently and powerfully opposed by the Catholic Church, other Christian organisations, Islamic authorities and some other religious and secular traditionalists.

2. Overall Results by Country

#equality #human_development #human_rights #morals #politics #tolerance

The overall scores are simply an average of each countries' position in all of the data sets that make up this category. Countries only receive a ranking if they have at least 4 different data points across the data sets. The overall results for each country are listed alongside their position in the Social and Moral Development Index.

Pos.Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)
Lower is better

Avg Rank30
Social & Moral
Lower is better

Avg Rank31,32
1Denmark8.628.3
2Sweden9.332.0
3Netherlands12.632.9
4New Zealand13.634.9
5Finland15.329.7
6Luxembourg15.836.5
7Norway15.829.1
8Australia16.739.0
9Iceland17.137.0
10Canada17.235.8
11Austria17.634.7
12Germany17.833.5
13Ireland22.138.7
14UK22.637.6
15Belgium24.242.0
16Spain25.241.9
17Czechia25.245.7
18Slovenia28.346.5
19France28.643.9
20Uruguay29.358.3
21Slovakia30.655.7
22Italy31.645.1
23Estonia32.147.0
24Taiwan35.030.2
25Poland36.052.4
26Malta38.157.7
27Costa Rica39.456.6
28Switzerland40.034.9
29Portugal40.951.3
30USA41.250.0
31Japan42.239.6
32Latvia43.757.8
33Chile44.959.1
34S. Korea45.145.2
35Argentina45.469.9
36Lithuania45.761.7
37Cyprus45.957.8
38Croatia47.761.1
39Romania48.062.0
40Brazil48.768.1
41S. Africa51.075.8
42Serbia51.069.8
43Bulgaria53.667.5
44Hungary54.748.4
45Georgia56.175.3
46Bosnia & Herzegovina56.876.3
47Montenegro58.477.9
48Albania59.171.6
49Peru59.377.1
50Mexico60.975.3
q=180.
Pos.Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)
Lower is better

Avg Rank30
Social & Moral
Lower is better

Avg Rank31,32
51Bolivia62.184.9
52Panama62.378.6
53Guatemala63.087.4
54Liechtenstein63.065.8
55Kosovo63.873.2
56Greece64.363.8
57Jamaica65.685.5
58Paraguay66.192.4
59Armenia66.377.2
60El Salvador67.491.2
61Ukraine69.480.9
62Mongolia69.976.7
63Andorra71.388.0
64Suriname71.397.2
65Nicaragua71.990.9
66Macedonia72.076.3
67Israel72.464.8
68Seychelles73.478.1
69Ecuador73.581.0
70Honduras75.3100.8
71Colombia76.186.6
72Kyrgyzstan76.886.7
73Mauritius76.867.1
74Trinidad & Tobago76.978.6
75Dominican Rep.78.387.0
76Moldova79.475.3
77Azerbaijan79.987.3
78Turkey81.377.2
79Belarus81.679.8
80Singapore82.050.4
81Tajikistan82.592.8
82Philippines82.784.0
83Haiti83.9112.6
84Russia85.481.3
85Ghana85.590.5
86Namibia85.6103.9
87Senegal85.697.2
88Venezuela85.8103.2
89Burkina Faso86.9101.7
90Thailand87.680.0
91Cape Verde89.098.0
92China89.677.8
93Vietnam90.481.5
94Maldives91.874.2
95Nepal93.497.0
96Cuba93.776.7
97Barbados93.875.9
98Sri Lanka94.678.7
99Tanzania95.4108.3
100Mali95.6117.5
q=180.
Pos.Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)
Lower is better

Avg Rank30
Social & Moral
Lower is better

Avg Rank31,32
101Timor-Leste (E. Timor)96.0110.4
102Kazakhstan96.688.7
103Lebanon97.192.7
104Botswana97.698.2
105Ivory Coast97.7113.8
106Tunisia97.879.9
107Lesotho97.9105.1
108Belize99.496.6
109Fiji99.585.9
110Uganda100.4101.7
111Niger101.6120.3
112Benin102.1111.6
113India102.489.6
114Bahrain102.788.3
115Jordan103.184.6
116Mozambique103.1115.1
117Indonesia103.894.7
118Saudi Arabia104.086.2
119Guyana104.499.9
120St Lucia104.589.8
121UAE104.573.8
122Cambodia104.5111.3
123Kenya104.697.3
124Kuwait104.983.6
125Nigeria105.0113.0
126Bahamas105.086.3
127Madagascar105.8115.6
128Uzbekistan106.481.1
129Gabon107.0114.6
130Rwanda108.4104.0
131Morocco109.986.7
132Laos111.9111.6
133Togo112.3111.5
134Algeria112.6101.2
135Liberia112.9117.1
136Papua New Guinea113.6119.4
137Sierra Leone113.9116.7
138Oman114.187.0
139Bangladesh114.2104.6
140Cameroon115.3112.8
141Zambia116.7100.6
142Qatar117.078.7
143Turkmenistan118.099.9
144Bhutan119.782.1
145Gambia121.4113.4
146Egypt121.698.0
147Malaysia122.170.4
148Libya123.2110.4
149Equatorial Guinea123.7127.1
150S. Sudan123.8142.8
q=180.
Pos.Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)
Lower is better

Avg Rank30
Social & Moral
Lower is better

Avg Rank31,32
151Ethiopia124.3112.3
152Malawi124.7108.5
153Comoros125.0119.8
154Samoa125.0100.1
155Guinea125.3115.7
156Myanmar (Burma)126.3113.5
157Burundi126.6124.6
158Congo, (Brazzaville)127.9125.6
159Guinea-Bissau128.0123.0
160Yemen128.1128.9
161Central African Rep.129.6131.5
162Chad130.0131.3
163Congo, DR131.3128.2
164Brunei132.092.6
165N. Korea134.3113.9
166Iraq134.4131.8
167Mauritania136.3123.0
168Zimbabwe136.6116.9
169Angola136.9134.2
170Sao Tome & Principe137.0114.4
171Syria139.1122.0
172Afghanistan139.6130.8
173Swaziland139.6117.9
174Iran140.099.0
175Tonga140.2109.1
176Pakistan141.3113.2
177Djibouti141.4110.9
178Eritrea145.7127.1
179Sudan147.0124.0
180Somalia153.0141.5
q=180.

3. Overall Results by Region

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AreaHuman Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)
Lower is better

Avg Rank30
Social & Moral
Lower is better

Avg Rank31,32
Africa...113.1111.1
Asia...98.186.8
Australasia84.8102.5
Baltic States40.555.5
Central America68.486.0
Europe...42.856.9
Melanesia106.6107.5
Micronesia116.3
North America72.283.4
Polynesia92.997.4
Scandinavia...16.433.9
Small Islands...91.293.5
South America63.981.5
The Americas...68.982.7
The Balkans59.972.1
The Caribbean...87.788.8
The Mediterranean71.975.1
The Middle East106.992.4
World84.186.9

The table here shows overall results for this category, compared with each region's average score on the Social and Moral Development Index. Regional values are calculated as an average of national results, not by total regional population. The tables below show results for each data set for each region.

Human Rights & Tolerance Data Sets by Region:

AreaAnti-Semite Opinions (2014)
Lower is better

%1
HRW (2017)
Higher is better
Score11
Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)
Higher is better
Treaties12
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom (2014)
Lower is better
Rank13
Press Freedom (2013)
Lower is better15
Slavery (2018)
Lower is better

% Victims16
LGBT Equality (2017)
Higher is better

Score26
Africa...45.9-5.614.8114.235110.96-10.4
Asia...48.2-5.012.794.643780.79-02.1
Australasia14.00.08.736.021640.3807.1
Baltic States28.75.017.021.716800.4433.3
Central America38.50.019.675.027090.2531.4
Europe...29.93.519.533.920440.3846.9
Melanesia-3.09.867.527831.03-01.8
Micronesia4.215.0
North America28.20.214.564.228270.2816.6
Polynesia14.09.83.019640.06-02.4
Scandinavia...13.54.820.214.77830.2167.3
Small Islands...35.70.210.360.227660.4002.8
South America31.6-1.820.283.328830.2244.2
The Americas...29.7-0.816.572.428530.2526.1
The Balkans43.20.020.651.129640.5635.3
The Caribbean...27.3-4.011.366.031410.36-01.1
The Mediterranean55.9-0.818.376.133570.4417.0
The Middle East77.8-5.412.4111.345610.41-18.8
World36.8-1.915.179.732490.6512.6

Gender Equality Data Sets by Region:

AreaGender Inequality (2015)
Lower is better29
Year Women Can Vote
Lower is better
Year
Africa...0.541961
Asia...0.361907
Australasia0.391962
Baltic States0.151919
Central America0.421952
Europe...0.151895
Melanesia0.481970
Micronesia1974
North America0.371946
Polynesia0.421953
Scandinavia...0.061915
Small Islands...0.361959
South America0.411950
The Americas...0.391947
The Balkans0.181942
The Caribbean...0.391947
The Mediterranean0.241950
The Middle East0.391838
World0.361930

4. The Social and Moral Development Index

The data sets form part of the calculations for the Human Truth Foundation's Social and Moral Development Index.

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.