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

Brief Description

The Child Protection Law was issued on 25/12/2014, with the aim of protecting the child (any person under the age of 18, as defined by the Law) from all forms of abuse and neglect experienced in their surrounding environment (home, school, neighborhood, public places, nurseries, alternative family, governmental and non-governmental institutions or the like), whether at the hands of a person who has guardianship or authority over a child or is responsible for them, or is related to the child in any way, or otherwise. The forms of child abuse identified under the Law include: non-registration, concealment or non-maintenance of their identification documents; disruption of education; exposure to sexual harassment or exploitation; exposure to exploitation in terms of money, criminality or begging; and discriminating against them for any ethnic, social or economic reason.

Source of Information

Saudi Arabia's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.76-77

For more information: Measures taken by Saudi Arabia to protect children from all forms of violence or exploitation (OHCHR 2022)