Country Dominica
Year 1984
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Preamble of the Constitution adopted in 1978, and amended in 1984, includes the following provisions: Whereas the People of Dominica—
(b) respect the principles of social justice and therefore believe that the operation of the economic system should result in so distributing the material resources of the community as to subserve the common good, that there should be adequate means of livelihood for all, that labour should not be exploited or forced by economic necessity to operate in inhumane conditions but that there should be opportunity for advancement on the basis of recognition of merit, ability and integrity.

Source of Information

Dominica Constitution of 1978, (amended in 1984), UN Women Constitutional Database


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