Country Malawi
Year 2010
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Section 13 of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi adopted in 1994, and amended in 2010, includes the following provisions: The State shall actively promote the welfare and development of the people of Malawi by progressively adopting and implementing policies and legislation aimed at achieving the following goals—
(a) Gender Equality
To obtain gender equality through—
(iii) the implementation of policies to address social issues such as domestic violence, security of the person, lack of maternity benefits, economic exploitation and rights to property.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Republic of Malawi 1994 (amended in 2010), UN Women Constitutional Database


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