Country Comoros
Year 2008
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In July 2008, the Government adopted the National Policy on Gender Equality and Equity, a framework document proposing guidelines and strategies for reducing gender inequalities. It covers four main topics: gender, economics and poverty; gender and the social sectors; gender, rights and participation in decision-making; and gender and institutions.


The Policy is intended to guide and coordinate the activities of State and non-State agencies involved in gender affairs and to help decision-makers in their planning of activities for improved gender streamlining and the elimination of gender disparities.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/COM/1-4 para. 65