Country Rwanda
Year 2008
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Trafficking

Brief Description

This Law introduces a range of new provisions with regard to gender-based violence. It criminalizes marital rape, stating that "it is forbidden to make sex with one's spouse without their consent."

Full Text

Law No 59/2008 (Criminalize Marital Rape)

Source of Information

UNHCR RefWorld database