Country Spain
Year 2015
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Law No.1/2015 introduces a series of important developments to the Spanish Criminal Code, including the inclusion of a gender perspective in the crime of trafficking in persons, the tightening of criminal sanctions related to sexual abuse, the aggravating discrimination based on gender, the inclusion of gender aspects in the grounds of hate crimes, as well as the definition of new crimes such as forced marriage, harassment and stalking.

Source of Information

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

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