Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :Official National Statistics Not Available

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : Official National Statistics Not Available

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :19 % (1)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :132 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :57 (3)

Lesotho Search Data

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Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act No. 1

| 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Baseline Study on the Prevalence of Gender-Based Violence

| 2009

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Lesotho Demographic Health Survey - Attitudes towards Wife Beating

| 2009

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Action Plan on Gender Based Violence

| 2008

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Sexual Offences Act

Lesotho | 2003

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Section 3(3) of the Sexual Offences Act

Lesotho | 2003

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Child and Gender Protection Unit

Lesotho | 2002

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms, Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Integrated services delivery

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Section 4 of the Constitution

Lesotho | 2001

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Section 8 of the Constitution

Lesotho | 2001

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Section 9 of the Constitution

Lesotho | 2001

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases 2016, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(2) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.


(3) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2016.