Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Article 14 of the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo adopted in 2006, and amended to 2011, includes the following provisions on violence against women: The public powers see to the elimination of any form of discrimination concerning women and assure the protection and the promotion of their rights. They take measures to struggle against all forms of violence made against women in public and in private life. The law establishes the modalities of application of these rights.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2006 (amended in 2011), UN Women Constitutional Database.

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