Country Zambia
Year 2009
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Article 24 of the Constitution adopted in 1991, and amended in 2009,  includes the following provisions:

1. No young person shall be employed and shall in no case be caused or permitted to engage in any occupation or employment which would prejudice his health or education or interfere with his physical, mental or moral development:
Provided that an Act of Parliament may provide for the employment of a young person for a wage under certain conditions.
2. All young persons shall be protected against physical or mental ill-treatment, all forms of neglect, cruelty or exploitation.
3. No young person shall be the subject of traffic in any form.
4. In this Article “young person” means any person under the age of fifteen years.

Source of Information

Constitution of Zambia 1991 (amended in 2009), UN Women Constitutional Database

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