Gender equality in Lesotho

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Gender equality in Lesotho


The continent: Africa
  
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For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
 Good performance;
 
 The average;
 
 Poor performance

Legislation in Lesotho


Law mandates equal remuneration for females and males for work of equal value

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 76 (100%); 1 in Africa from 21 (100%)

Law mandates paid or unpaid maternity leave

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 179 (100%); 1 in Africa from 53 (100%)

Nondiscrimination clause mentions gender in the constitution

1 1=yes, 0=no[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 108 (100%); 1 in Africa from 35 (100%)

CPIA gender equality rating

4 1=low to 6=high[?] (2015)
(descending): 7 in the world of 82 (92,68%); 2 in Africa from 40 (97,50%)

Violence in family in Lesotho


Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she argues with him

24,60 %[?] (2014)
(ascending): 27 in the world of 44 (40,91%); 16 in Africa from 30 (50%)
9,11 % (1,82 % annual) ↗
min: 24,60; max: 36,20; max-min: 11,60 (32,04%); mid: 30,40;
-5,80 (-23,58%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she burns the food

6,30 %[?] (2014)
(ascending): 13 in the world of 41 (70,73%); 4 in Africa from 27 (88,89%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she goes out without telling him

10,70 %[?] (2014)
(ascending): 8 in the world of 43 (83,72%); 2 in Africa from 29 (96,55%)
26,17 % (5,23 % annual) ↗
min: 10,70; max: 24,40; max-min: 13,70 (56,15%); mid: 17,55;
-6,85 (-64,02%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she neglects the children

22 %[?] (2014)
(ascending): 14 in the world of 44 (70,45%); 6 in Africa from 29 (82,76%)
5,82 % (1,16 % annual) ↗
min: 22; max: 37,10; max-min: 15,10 (40,70%); mid: 29,55;
-7,55 (-34,32%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she refuses sex with him

9,40 %[?] (2014)
(ascending): 13 in the world of 43 (72,09%); 5 in Africa from 29 (86,21%)
27,23 % (5,45 % annual) ↗
min: 9,40; max: 20,10; max-min: 10,70 (53,23%); mid: 14,75;
-5,35 (-56,91%)

Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife (%)

33,30 %[?] (2014)
(ascending): 44 in the world of 86 (50%); 11 in Africa from 43 (76,74%)
9,13 % (1,83 % annual) ↗
min: 33,30; max: 48,30; max-min: 15 (31,06%); mid: 40,80;
-7,50 (-22,52%)

Ratio of women to men in the workforce in Lesotho


Labor force

889 178 (total)[?] (2014)
(descending): 146 in the world of 185 (21,62%); 42 in Africa from 52 (21,15%)
7,58 % (1,52 % annual) ↘
min: 668 097; max: 889 178; max-min: 221 081 (24,86%); mid: 778 638;
110 541 (12,43%)

Labor force

45,65 % of total labor force[?] (2014)
(descending): 79 in the world of 185 (57,84%); 30 in Africa from 52 (44,23%)
1,29 % (0,258 % annual) ↗
min: 45,65; max: 48,84; max-min: 3,19 (6,53%); mid: 47,24;
-1,60 (-3,49%)

Labor force

54,53 male[?] (2015)
(descending): 107 in the world of 185 (42,70%); 23 in Africa from 52 (57,69%)
1,40 % (0,281 % annual) ↘
min: 51,20; max: 54,53; max-min: 3,33 (6,10%); mid: 52,87;
1,66 (3,05%)

Labor force

1,20 male[?] (2015)
(descending): 107 in the world of 185 (42,70%); 23 in Africa from 52 (57,69%)
3,03 % (0,607 % annual) ↘
min: 1,05; max: 1,20; max-min: 0,150 (12,50%); mid: 1,12;
0,075 (6,25%)

Leadership in Lesotho


Female headed households

35,50 % of households with a female head[?] (2014)
(descending): 11 in the world of 51 (80,39%); 7 in Africa from 34 (82,35%)
1,80 % (0,361 % annual) ↗
min: 35,50; max: 37,30; max-min: 1,80 (4,83%); mid: 36,40;
-0,900 (-2,54%)

Female legislators, senior officials and managers

36,08 % of total[?] (2008)
(2010) (descending): 56 in the world of 120 (54,17%); 3 in Africa from 12 (83,33%)
14,42 % (2,88 % annual) ↗
min: 36,08; max: 51,70; max-min: 15,61 (30,20%); mid: 43,89;
-7,81 (-21,64%)

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments

25 %[?] (2016)
(descending): 65 in the world of 189 (66,14%); 19 in Africa from 54 (66,67%)
3,20 % (0,640 % annual) ↘
min: 3,80; max: 26,70; max-min: 22,90 (85,77%); mid: 15,25;
9,75 (39%)

Firms with female participation in ownership

39,10 % of firms[?] (2016)
(descending): 50 in the world of 111 (55,86%); 15 in Africa from 26 (46,15%)
45,38 % (9,08 % annual) ↘
min: 18,40; max: 39,10; max-min: 20,70 (52,94%); mid: 28,75;
10,35 (26,47%)

Firms with female top manager

36,20 % of firms[?] (2016)
(descending): 8 in the world of 113 (93,81%); 1 in Africa from 28 (100%)
34,57 % (6,91 % annual) ↘
min: 21,60; max: 36,20; max-min: 14,60 (40,33%); mid: 28,90;
7,30 (20,17%)