Country Ethiopia
Year 2004
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

Article 620 of the Criminal Code states that whoever compels a woman to submit to sexual intercourse outside wedlock, whether by the use of violence or grave intimidation, or after having rendered her unconscious or incapable of resistance, is punishable with rigorous imprisonment from five years to fifteen years.

Source of Information

The Government of Ethiopia, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 24


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