Country Botswana
Year 2008
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


Botswana enacted the Domestic Violence Act (No. 10 of 2008) to provide protection to survivors of domestic violence.  The Act deals with the jurisdiction of the courts; describes how a person who alleges to have been subjected to an act of domestic violence can submit an application for an order by the court; explains how documents are served to the alleged perpetrator; and identifies the nature of proceedings in a domestic violence case.

Source of Information

Government of Botswana, National Review on Beijing +20 , page 57