Country Zimbabwe
Year 2001
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence, Trafficking

Brief Description


The Sexual Offences Act (2001) protects women from sexual abuse and criminalizes marital rape and willful transmission of HIV and AIDS. The Act also prohibits trafficking of persons for purposes of prostitution and imposes stiffer penalties for violations.

Full Text

Sexual Offences Act

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Zimbabwe to the questionnaire on Beijing +15, 2009