Country Lesotho
Year 2009
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

With the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Ministry has commissioned a baseline study on the prevalence forms of gender-based violence in selected districts as well as an assessment of ten institutions to determine their capacity and capability to prevent gender-based violence.

According to the findings of the study, the prevalence of gender-based violence is related to physical and emotional abuse being the most common types and the most prevalent in terms of variations from low to moderate.  In the central and southern regions, physical abuse was found to be low while moderate in the northern region.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Lesotho to the Beijing +15 questionnaire 2009; CEDAW/C/LSO/Q/1-4/Add.1, p. 3