Scoring another goal for gender equality, the 2019 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer breaks with past tradition in focusing solely on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Measuring 100 indicators across seven themes, the Barometer is the first civil society shadow report on SADC’s new SRHR Strategy Score Card, ranking countries based on their performance, while offering detailed analysis and insights into what is changing and still needs to change. The no-hold-barred #VoiceandChoice Barometer features the first stand-along chapters on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Safe Abortion, and Sexual Diversity. It provides the data that underpins 40 national campaigns led the focal networks of the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance, and 174 local campaigns led by the Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government. A must read for all those committed to Action and Results for Agenda 2030 in the SADC region.

Download the Barometer 2019 Executive Summary in English and French. You can purchase the full barometer in our eShop.  Read the State of Women in SADC 2019 report. View the campaigns.

Regional Barometers

2019 2019 2018 2017
2016 2015 2014 2013
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2012 2011 2010 2009
2012 2011 2010 2009


Country Barometers



2015 Country Barometers

Botswana Lesotho Madagascar Malawi
 botswana  lesotho  madagascar  malawi
Mozambique  Namibia  South Africa   Zimbabwe 
 mozambique  namibia  southafrica  zimbabwe

2013 Country Barometers

Botswana             Lesotho             Malawi             Mauritius
 08611_resized_barobotscover  08723_resized_barolesothocover malawi2013  mauritius
South Africa             Swaziland             Zambia Zimbabwe
 sa 08724_resized_baroswazicover  zambiba  zim


Lesotho Madagascar Malawi Mauritius
06498_resized_baro-lesotho 06497_resized_baro-mada 05947_resized_malawicover 05964_resized_mauritiuscover
Mozambique Namibia Swaziland Zambia
06500_resized_baromozcover 06261_resized_barometernamibiacover 06297_resized_baroswazicover 06099_resized_zambiabarometer-cover


Botswana DRC Madagascar  Malawi
 03733_resized_barometer-botswana2010  04127_resized_barometerdrc2010  04128_resized_barometermadagascar2010  03829_resized_barometermalawi2010