Country Algeria
Year 2007
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The National Shelter in Bou Ismail (wilaya of Tipaza), operated by the Ministry of National Solidarity, was initially established for young women and girls exposed to violence during the black decade. With a mandate to accommodate women from all over Algeria, it has a capacity for only 24 women. During the visit of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, in 2007 , construction was ongoing to expand the shelter so that it would also be suited to accommodate women with children.

Source of Information

A/HRC/7/6/Add.2 p.18