Country Burundi
Year 2016
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Law No. 1/13 of 22/09/2016 on the prevention, protection of victims and repression of gender-based violence criminalizes customary practices of violence against women and girls, increases certain penalties provided for by the Penal Code and establishes automatic referral in offenses relating to gender-based violence. The law also provides that the offenses of sexual and gender-based violence are non-amnestiable and imprescriptible with regard to both public action and the penalty which is also irreducible and non-pardonable.

Source of Information

Burundi's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.31