Country Benin
Year 2010
Type of Measure Justice > Training
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Through the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, the Government has trained members of the judiciary throughout the country in procedures for supporting victims and survivors of gender-based violence. With regard to juvenile justice, the implementation of alternatives to prosecution and imprisonment of minors in conflict with the law showed results in 2010, with 275 children, including 7 girls, in detention that year, compared with 362 in 2009. Nine juvenile judges were appointed and received training with the support of UNICEF.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/14/BEN/1 para. 61