Law on Elimination of Violence against Women (2009)
Type of measure: Legislation
Form of violence: Early marriage | Forced marriage | Sexual harassment | Sexual violence | Violence against women in general
Level of government: National
According to the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women (2009), commission of the following acts shall be deemed as violence against women:
- Forcing into prostitution
- Recording the identity of victim and publicizing it in a manner that damages the personality of victim.
- Setting into flames, using chemicals or other dangerous substances
- Forcing into self-immolation or suicide or using poisonous or other dangerous substances
- Causing injury or disability
- Battery and laceration
- Selling and buying women for the purpose or under pretext of marriage
- Baad (retribution of a woman for a murder, to restore peace)
- Forced marriage
- Prohibiting from right of marriage or choosing husband
- Marriage before the legal age
- Abusing, humiliating, intimidating
- Forced isolation
- Forced labor
- Marrying more than one wife without observing the provision of Article 86 of Civil Code.
Evaluation: No known evaluation undertaken to date.
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Date information on this measure was last updated: 04-10-2012