Women in Prison Services

The number of high-ranking women is low in prison services in SADC Member States, with the entire region having no female Commissioner General / Principal Commissioner of Prisons.

Country

Rank

Total

Male

Female

Angola

Principal Commissioner of Prisons

1

1

0

Commissioner

14

13

1

Deputy Commissioner

15

14

1

Chief Superintendent

38

30

8

Superintendent

63

57

6

Total

141

115

16

Botswana

Commissioner

1

1

0

Deputy Commissioner

2

0

2

Senior Assistant Commissioner

7

4

2

Assistant Commissioner

9

6

3

Senior Superintendent

46

35

9

Superintendent

61

51

10

Assistant Commissioner

68

49

19

Total

194

146

45

DRC

Commissioner-General

1

1

0

Deputy Commissioner-General

3

2

1

Commissioner

14

12

2

Deputy Commissioner

35

19

16

Assistant Commissioner

0

 

 

Senior Superintendent

0

 

 

Superintendent

0

 

 

Total

53

34

19

Lesotho

Commissioner-General

1

1

0

Deputy Commissioner-General

3

2

1

Commissioner

14

12

2

Deputy Commissioner

3

19

16

Assistant Commissioner

0

 

 

Senior Superintendent

0

 

 

Superintendent

0

 

 

Total

53

34

19

Madagascar

Commissioner-General

1

1

0

Deputy Commissioner-General

3

2

1

Commissioner

14

12

2

Deputy Commissioner

3

19

16

Assistant Commissioner

0

 

 

Senior Superintendent

0

 

 

Superintendent

0

 

 

Total

53

34

19

Malawi

Chief Commissioner

1

1

0

Commissioner

1

0

1

Deputy Commissioner

4

4

0

Senior Assistant Commissioner

3

2

1

Assistant Commissioner

10

7

3

Chief Superintendent

12

10

2

Senior Superintendent

30

26

4

Superintendent

17

10

7

Total

78

60

18

Mauritius

Commissioner-General

1

1

0

Deputy Commissioner-General

3

2

1

Commissioner

14

12

2

Deputy Commissioner

35

19

16

Assistant Commissioner

0

 

 

Senior Superintendent

0

 

 

Superintendent

0

 

 

Total

53

34

19

Mozambique

Commissioner-General

1

1

0

Deputy Commissioner-General

3

2

1

Commissioner

14

12

2

Deputy Commissioner

35

19

16

Assistant Commissioner

0

 

 

Senior Superintendent

0

 

 

Superintendent

0

 

 

Total

53

34

19

Namibia

Commissioner-General

1

1

0

Deputy Commissioner-General

3

2

1

Commissioner

14

12

2

Deputy Commissioner

35

19

16

Assistant Commissioner

0

 

 

Senior Superintendent

0

 

 

Superintendent

0

 

 

Total

53

34

19

Seychelles

Commissioner-General

1

1

0

Deputy Commissioner-General

3

2

1

Commissioner

14

12

2

Deputy Commissioner

35

19

16

Assistant Commissioner

0

 

 

Senior Superintendent

0

 

 

Superintendent

0

 

 

Total

53

34

19

Swaziland

Commissioner General

1

1

0

Deputy Commissioner-General

3

2

1

Commissioner

14

12

2

Deputy Commissioner

35

19

16

Assistant Commissioner

0

 

 

Senior Superintendent

0

 

 

Superintendent

0

 

 

Total

53

34

19

Tanzania

Commissioner-General

1

1

0

Deputy Commissioner-General

3

2

1

Commissioner

14

12

2

Deputy Commissioner

35

19

16

Assistant Commissioner

0

 

 

Senior Superintendent

0

 

 

Superintendent

0

 

 

Total

53

34

19

Zambia

Commissioner

1

1

0

Deputy Commissioner

4

4

0

Senior Commissioner

4

4

0

Assistant Commissioner

9

7

2

Chief Superintendent

8

6

2

Senior Superintendent

15

14

1

Superintendent

27

21

6

Assistant Superintendent

66

51

15

Total

134

108

26

Zimbabwe

Commissioner-General

1

1

0

Deputy Commissioner-General

3

2

1

Commissioner

14

12

2

Deputy Commissioner

35

19

16

Assistant Commissioner

0

 

 

Senior Superintendent

0

 

 

Superintendent

0

 

 

Total

53

34

19

Source SADC Gender Database

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