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San Tome and Principe

Population size: 

219,200 [1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

26% of women.[2] No research on male victims or other gender identities.

Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:

No research.

Estimated % change due to COVID-19:

No research.

Current law and policy:

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, NevenMimica, and the Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe, Jorge Bom Jesus, signed a top-up of €7 million to the bilateral funding today, in support of people’s access to clean water and the fight against gender-based violence. The funding will support the government of São Tomé and Príncipe in its substantial efforts to fight against gender-based violence, in line with the recently adopted national policy for gender equality. In concrete terms, the national Counselling Centre against Domestic Violence will benefit, as will national institutions in protecting women victims of sexual violence and getting access to health and psychological services.



[1] Worldometer, “Sao Tome and Principe Population (Live)”, (

[2] UN Women, “Global Database on Violence Against Women – Sao Tome and Principe”, (

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