Compare LGBT Rights in Malawi & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
13 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
22 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
4 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1930
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBannedBanned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careRestrictedLegal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationAmbiguousNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguousNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
Full DetailsFull Details

Full details about each issue can be found on each region's page. Data missing from the above chart? You can help! Sign up or log in to contribute information to Equaldex!

Share This Comparison