Country Rwanda
Year 2018
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls, Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence, Sexual harassment

Brief Description

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Rwanda has been criminalized and is therefore punishable under Rwanda jurisdiction through Law No 68/2018 of 30/08/2018. The Law in general prescribes heavy punishment for child defilement, marital rape, sexual violence and harassment of a spouse. Specifically, the law regarding prevention and punishment of GBV provides for the prevention, protection and relief of victims of gender-based violence. It stipulates procedures and guidelines to be followed by courts in relation to punishment, protection and compensation of victims of gender-based violence.

Source of Information

Rwanda's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.40

For more information: Rwanda Reviewed Sanctions for Child Defilement Cases and Abortion Procedures