The Law on gender-based violence (Law no. 84/VII/2011) (2011) was passed on 10 January 2011 and it entered into force in March 2011. It mandates expanded services such as shelters and treatment programmes for offenders. Domestic violence is regarded by the law as a public crime that can be brought to the attention of public authorities by anyone and that should be treated by the judiciary as matter of urgency and priority.
Source of Information
UN Women; UNCTAD