Country Tuvalu
Year 2008
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description


According to Article 136 of the Penal Code titled 'Procurement',

(1)Any person who
(a) procures or attempts to procure any girl or woman under the age of 18 years to have unlawful sexual intercourse, either in Tuvalu or elsewhere, with any other person or persons; or
(b) procures or attempts to procure any woman or girl to become, either in Tuvalu or elsewhere, a prostitute; or
(c) procures or attempts to procure any woman or girl to leave Tuvalu, with intent that she may become an inmate of or frequent a brothel elsewhere; or
(d) procures or attempts to procure a woman or girl to leave her usual place of abode in Tuvalu (such place not being a brothel), with intent that she may for the purposes of prostitution become an inmate of or frequent a brothel either in Tuvalu or elsewhere, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and shall be liable to imprisonment for 2 years- Provided that no person shall be convicted of any offence against this section upon the evidence of 1 witness only, unless such witness be corroborated in some material particular by evidence implicating the accused.
(2) It is no defence to any charge under this section to show that the girl or woman procured was procured with her consent.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/TUV/2 page 43

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