Country Zimbabwe
Year 2013
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Section 19 of the Constitution adopted in 2013 includes the following provisions on violence against women:

(2) The State must adopt reasonable policies and measures, within the limits of the resources available to it, to ensure that children—

(c) are protected from maltreatment, neglect or any form of abuse;

(3) The State must take appropriate legislative and other measures—
(a) to protect children from exploitative labour practices; and
(b) to ensure that children are not required or permitted to perform work or provide services that—
(i) are inappropriate for the children’s age; or
(ii) place at risk the children’s well-being, education, physical or mental health or spiritual, moral or social development.

Source of Information

Constitution of Zimbabwe 2013, UN Women Constitutional Database

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