With an average score of 61%, gender attitudes in Eswatini are changing for the better, although some evidence of deep-seated patriarchal attitudes is still strong. For example, while 60% of women and men agree or strongly agree that “women and men should be treated the same”, 53% agree or strongly agree that “a woman should obey her husband.”

These are among the key findings of the Southern African Gender Progress Study (GPS) administered to 5618 women and men of all age groups in Eswatini between January 2019 and December 2020. Read the eSwatini report here. Access and share a power point presentation on the findings here.