Country Oman
Year 2018
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls, Sexual violence

Brief Description

The Penal Code promulgated by Royal Decree No. 7/2018 protects women from all forms of physical violence, psychological violence, rape, defamation, insult and deprivation of the legitimate right to inheritance, forced prostitution and whoring. With the issuance of this law, the Omani Penal Code No. (7/74) was repealed.

Source of Information

Oman's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.4 and p.42

For more information: Penal Code (Royal Decree No. 7/2018)