Compare LGBT Rights in Namibia & Eswatini

Equality Index ?
58 / 100
33 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
55% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
26% Tolerate
74% Not tolerate
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
54% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
18% Tolerate
81% Not tolerate
Law
Homosexual activityMale illegal, female legalMale illegal, female uncertain
Since 2004
Same-sex marriageAmbiguousUnrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryAmbiguous
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2021
No protections
Since 1907
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2021
No protections
Since 1907
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2021
No protections
Since 1907
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguousSingle only
Since 1968
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2015
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