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 15 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 sexual violence. Without prejudice to international treaties and agreements, any sexual violence made against any person, with the intention to destabilize, [or] to dislocate a family and to make a whole people disappear is established as a crime against humanity punishable by the law.

Source of Information

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

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