Cases of Gender Based Violence Reported in SADC Member States

Among the most serious issues that women and girls are confronted with is Gender Based Violence (GBV), which is often described as a pandemic. Women are significantly more likely than men to suffer from GBV, and married women are more likely to suffer physical violence than single women.

Country

Type

Reported Cases

 

 

2011

2012

2013

2014

Angola

Economic

2 874

3 038

5 377

4 859

Physical

494

891

1 589

1 207

Labour

9

29

146

97

Psychological

1 207

1 763

2 184

2 108

Sexual

18

40

127

51

Total

4 602

5 732

9 423

8 322

Botswana

Defilement of girls

 

 

521

478

Indecent assault

 

 

161

128

Rape and attempts

 

 

1 955

1 926

Defilement of mentally challenged

 

 

41

45

 

Total

 

 

2 678

2 577

DRC

Rape

 

 

25 612

 

Total

 

 

25 612

 

Malawi

Total

 

 

28 082

22 897

Mauritius

Total

14343

13138

13133

13201

Namibia

Rape

1 085

1 117

1 050

907

GBH

6 413

6 840

10 602

8 664

Murder

219

370

 

220

Assault

4 830

4 806

8 374

6 150

Attempted Rape

20

0

238

196

Indecent Assault

13

76

111

88

 

Total

12 652

13 209

20 375

16 226

Madagascar

Physical violence

 

 

 

878

Total

 

 

 

878

Mozambique

Total

14 926

13 940

12 682

23 659

Seychelles

Grievous Harm

 

 

4

1

Wounding

 

 

4

0

Assaulting a child

 

 

13

4

Common Assault

 

 

4

1

Threatening Violence

 

 

7

0

Damaging property

 

 

16

4

Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (AOABH)

 

 

48

7

Total

 

 

96

17

Swaziland

Rape

522

496

453

452

Statutory Rape

116

116

163

168

Indecent Assault

165

176

156

146

Sodomy

10

13

6

3

Incest

3

4

1

 

Physical

775

990

1 056

1 101

Murder

27

24

27

22

Abduction

86

78

94

114

Kidnapping

24

11

13

10

Human Trafficking

3

8

2

 

Total

1 731

1 916

1 973

2016

Tanzania

Rape cases

7709

7795

9776

9476

Sodomize

759

737

820

944

Sexual harassment

0

16

10

15

Forced Marriage

 

 

25

35

Total

8 468

8 512

10 631

10 470

Zambia

Defilement of a Child

1,339

2,369

2,234

2,429

 

Rape

211

215

227

205

 

Attempted Rape

46

29

41

41

 

Incest

28

25

38

47

 

Murder

32

75

57

57

 

Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

3,699

4,303

4.485

4,506

 

Threatening Violence

100

124

159

197

 

Sexual Harassment

5

9

30

7

 

Total

5,629

7,230

7,605

7,814

Zimbabwe

Rape

2 034

2 357

2 582

2 112

 

Aggravated Assault

108

95

125

103

 

Domestic Violence

5 016

5 868

6 153

6 843

 

Total

7 158

8 320

8 860

9 058

Source SADC Member States, National progress reports on implementation of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

Note. Many cases are not reported as they happen in or nearby the home, therefore the data available are indicative rather than comprehensive.

 

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