Country Iran Islamic Republic of
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Bill titled The Provision of Women's Security against Violence pursues two approaches to protection and prevention: protection of women survivors and women exposed to violence as well as prevention of violence against women as a whole.  The first chapter deals with different kinds of violence, including physical, mental, sexual, and economic violence and sexual persecution, honor crimes, self-injury, and protective and preventive measures; The second chapter defines the organization, and supportive and preventive measures and the establishment of a National Committee of Provision of Women’s Security with members as representatives from the related executive bodies; The third chapter considers the Code of Criminal
Procedure, Procedure Regulations and special handling; and the fourth chapter defines “crimes” and criminalization on the objectives of the bill.The bill defines the perpetrators of crimes, the people who encourage individuals to perpetrate crimes, as well as, other persons involved in the crime.

Source of Information

The Government of Iran, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 27