Country Palau
Year 2012
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

There are measures dedicated to investigating and prosecuting human rights violations of women and girls. The Family Protection Act passed in November 2012 is enforced by the Bureau of Public Safety.The Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs is mandated to raise awareness and build capacity for women and girls to use this Act effectively. The Act has a "no drop" policy; therefore, once a victim calls, it will follow due process. The human rights violations of women and girls that have been successfully prosecuted since 2010 are child abuse, domestic violence, and trafficking cases. There is a Family Protection Group that is developing a process and protocol for the Family Protection Act (FPA). Currently the Court of Common Pleas is mandated to handle cases related to the FPA. The Judiciary Branch worked with the Ministry of Health to implement the FPA.

Source of Information

The Republic of Palau, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 17, 21, 26