Country Eritrea
Year 2003 - 2008
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Sexual violence

Brief Description

National Gender and Action Plan (NGAP) 2003-2008. This single document addresses gender related issues and specifically gender based violence. It was developed to ensure that gender concerns are integrated in all aspects of the national development process. The purpose of this plan is to provide a guideline for effective implementation of gender related commitments made by the Government of Eritrea in the following International Conventions and Documents:

  • The Beijing Platform For Action 1995
  • The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 2000
  • The Convention to Eliminate all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 1995
  • The Convention on Child Rights (CRC) in 1994
  • The program of action adapted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)
  • The World Social Summit for Development in Cairo (WSSD)

Section 5 of the document addresses the issue of violence against women.

5.2 Violence against women

5.2.1 To eradicate practices of rape, wife battering and FGM

5.2.2 Strengthen the implementation and monitoring of international and regional human rights instruments and enable female and male to know how to use them

5.3 Women in situations of armed conflict

5.3.1 Eradicate the social, cultural prejudices against women ex-combatants and land mine victims

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Eritrea to the questionnaire on violence against women, February 2009