Country Oman
Year 2014
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Law of the Child (22/2014), article 7, states that the child has the right to protection from violence, exploitation and abuse, as well as the right to humane and decent treatment that preserves his or her dignity, reputation and honour. 

Article 56 of the same law prohibits any person to undertake any of the following acts: 
1. The abduction or sale of a child, or removal of any of his or her organs in any way, whether or not for consideration; 
2. Rape, non-violent indecent assault or sexual harassment against a child; 
3. The incitement or coercion of a child to engage in any sexual activity, or the exploitation of a child in prostitution, any other sexual practices or any pornographic performances or material.

Article (20) of the Child Law prohibits anyone, particularly for physicians, nurses and guardians, to carry out, promote or contribute to traditional practices that are harmful to the health of the child.

Article (67) of the Child Law stipulates that any person who violates the provisions of articles (17) and (20) of the present law shall be subject to imprisonment for a period of not less than six (6) months and not more than three (3) years; and the sentence, in its minimum and maximum limits, shall be doubled in case of relapse.

Source of Information

Oman's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.37 and p.38

For more information: Protection of Children from Violence