Country Cote d Ivoire
Year 2016
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

The Ivorian Constitution adopted in November 2016 reaffirmed the principle of equality between all human beings and prohibits all forms of violence or discrimination based on gender, race, religion, ethnic or social origin. Article 5 states that : “Slavery, human trafficking, forced labor, physical or moral torture, inhumane, cruel, degrading and humiliating treatment, physical violence, female genital mutilation as well as all other forms of degradation of a human being are prohibited.”

Source of Information

Cote d'Ivoire's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.46. 

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