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 :6 % (1)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

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 :90 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :15 (3)

South Africa Search Data

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Section 13 of the Constitution

South Africa | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Section 28 of the Constitution

| 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Section 12 of the Constitution

South Africa | 2012

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Protection from Harassment Act

South Africa | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence, Stalking


National Policy Framework for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality

| 2008

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls


Gender Equality Strategic Plan of the Commission for Gender Equality

South Africa | 2008 | 2013

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence


365 Day Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

South Africa | 2007

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act (No. 32)

South Africa | 2007

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


National Sexual Assault Policy

| 2005

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

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2003

| 2003

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

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.