Country Burundi
Year 2017
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Law No. 1/27 of December 29, 2017 revising the Penal Code severely punishes offenses of sexual and gender-based violence and has increased the penalties provided for by the previous Penal Code, in articles 222, 224, 559, 560, 577 and 578 of the Penal Code.

Source of Information

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