Country Brazil
Year 2014
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 226 of the Constitution adopted in 1988, and amended in 2014, includes the following provisions: §8º. The State shall assure assistance to the family in the person of each of its members and shall create mechanisms to suppress violence within the family.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil 1988 (amended in 2014) UN Women Constitutional Database


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