Compare LGBT Rights in Eswatini & Namibia

Equality Index ?
27 / 100
55 / 100
Legal Index ?
21 / 100
64 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
33 / 100
46 / 100
Homosexual activityMale illegal, female legal
Since 1907
Legal
Since 2024
Same-sex marriageBannedForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Gender-affirming careUnknownLegal
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1907
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2021
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1907
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1907
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 1968
Legal
Since 2023
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryN/AAmbiguous
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentFemale equal, male N/A
Since 1907
Equal
Since 2024
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