Country Tuvalu
Year 2009
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The purpose of the Family Protection and Domestic Violence Bill is to provide for greater protection from violence within any domestic relationships, clarify the duties of the Police and other law enforcement agencies with regard to domestic violence, introduce protection orders and other measures to reduce and prevent violence, promote the safety and wellbeing of victims of violence, hold perpetrators accountable, provide for maintenance upon separation and comply with State obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/16/TUV/1 para 11, 62

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