Country United Republic of Tanzania
Year 1998
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


The Sexual Offences Special Provisions Act amended section 130 of the Penal Code with regard to rape, but retained the marital rape exemption as follows:

Section 130:

(2) A male person commits the offence of rape if he has sexual intercourse with a girl or woman under circumstances
falling under any of the following descriptions:
(a) not being his wife or being his wife, who is separated from him without her consenting to it at the time of
the sexual intercourse.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/TZA/Q/6/Add.1 p. 6