Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :28 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 26 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :35 % (3)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

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

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :122 (4)

(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) [São Tomé e Príncipe], Ministério da Saúde, e ICF Macro, 2010. Inquérito Demográfico e Sanitário, São Tomé e Príncipe, IDS STP, 2008-2009. Calverton, Maryland, USA: INE.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) [São Tomé e Príncipe], Ministério da Saúde, e ICF Macro, 2010. Inquérito Demográfico e Sanitário, São Tomé e Príncipe, IDS STP, 2008-2009. Calverton, Maryland, USA: INE.


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(4) 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.