Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :26.7 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 20.2 % (2)

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

Child Marriage :6.9 % (3)

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 :106 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :6 (5)

Namibia Search Data

1 - 10 of 22 Results

National Plan of Action on Gender-Based Violence 2019-2023

Namibia | 2019 | 2023

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Combatting of Trafficking in Persons Act 2018

Namibia | 2018

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


National Gender-Based Violence Baseline Study

Namibia | 2017

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 9 of the Constitution

Namibia | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 8 of the Constitution

Namibia | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Article 15 of the Constitution

Namibia | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Namibia | 2013

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

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare

Namibia | 2010

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Media Campaign: Zero Tolerance for Gender-Based Violence

Namibia | 2009

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns, Work with public private sectors > Media

Form of Violence : Trafficking, Violence against women and girls


Study:"Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices on Traditional Practices that May Perpetuate or Protect Namibia from Gender-Based Violence and Discrimination"

Namibia | 2008

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

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls


1 - 10 of 22 Results

(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: The Nambia Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) and ICF International. 2014. The Namibia Demographic and Health Survey 2013. Windhoek, Namibia, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: MoHSS and ICF International.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: The Nambia Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) and ICF International. 2014. The Namibia Demographic and Health Survey 2013. Windhoek, Namibia, and Rockville, Maryland, USA: MoHSS and ICF International.


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2021, based on DHS, 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 2020.


(5) 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 2021.