Country South Sudan
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Article 17 of the Transitional Constitution adopted in 2011, and amended in 2013, includes the following provisions:

(1) Every child has the right:
(d) not to be subjected to exploitative practices or abuse, nor to be required to serve in the army nor permitted to perform work which may be hazardous or harmful to his or her education, health or well-being;
(f) to be free from corporal punishment and cruel and inhuman treatment by any person including parents, school administrations and other institutions;
(g) not to be subjected to negative and harmful cultural practices which affect his or her health, welfare or dignity; and
(h) to be protected from abduction and trafficking.

Source of Information

The Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan 2011 (amended in 2013), UN Women Constitutional Database

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