Country Zimbabwe
Year 2013
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Section 20 of the Constitution adopted in 2013 includes the following provisions on violence against women:

(1) The State and all institutions and agencies of government at every level must take reasonable measures, including affirmative action programmes, to ensure that youths, that is to say people between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five years—

(e) are protected from harmful cultural practices, exploitation and all forms of abuse.

Source of Information

Constitution of Zimbabwe 2013, UN Women Constitutional Database

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