Country Myanmar
Year 2019
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

Amendment to the Penal Code was made in regards to minimum age of marriage, which has now officially increased to 18 years old for girls. Also, the section on statutory child rape has been amended raising the statutory rape age up to 16 years.

Source of Information

Myanmar's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.14

For more information: Penal Code Amendment (2019)