Country Nicaragua
Year 2012
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms, Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Comprehensive Act against Violence towards Women (Act No. 779) and the reform of the Criminal Code (Act No. 641) were adopted and entered into force in 2012, classifying for the first time femicide and other forms of violence against women as an offence. This same Act created the national inter-institutional commission to combat violence against women, children and adolescents, composed of 17 state institutions, with departmental and municipal branches. At executive level, the Inter-institutional Commission on Gender was established and the planning system for the national general budget was put into operation with a gender perspective.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/19/NIC/1, para. 67

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