Country Uruguay
Year 2017
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Law No. 19,580 aims to guarantee the right of all women to a life free of gender-based violence, regardless of their age, sexual orientation or gender identity (which includes transgender women), their socio-economic status, their territorial belonging, their beliefs, their racial and ethnic cultural origin or their disability situation. For this, mechanisms, measures and comprehensive prevention, care, protection, sanction and reparation policies are established.

Source of Information

Uruguay's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019.

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