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

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 :95 (1)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :54 (2)

Botswana Search Data

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National Gender-Based Violence Strategy 2015-2020

Botswana | 2015

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The National Policy on Gender and Development

Botswana | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Kagisano Women's Shelter

Botswana | 2009

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation, Social services > Psycho-social counselling, Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence

Botswana | 2009

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Baseline Study on the Nexus Between Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS

Botswana | 2008

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Domestic Violence Act

Botswana | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


The Miscellaneous Amendments Act (2008) (Ensuring Laws are Gender Sensitive)

Botswana | 2008

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Situation Analysis of Gender-Based Violence

Botswana | 2008

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Creation and Training of Police Gender Based Violence Focal Points

Botswana | 2008 | 2010

Type of Measure : Justice > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Domestic Violence Act (No. 10 of 2008)

Botswana | 2007

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


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(1) 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.


(2) 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.