Country Tuvalu
Year 2014
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Family Protection and Domestic Violence Act provides protection from violence within domestic relationships and criminalises behaviours relating to domestic violence, including physical, sexual, verbal, psychological and economic abuse. It also includes a provision for certified counsellors to provide counselling services for victims. The enactment of the Family Protection and Domestic Violence Act has supported a range of initiatives to address the elimination of violence against women and girls including the ability to put protection orders in place.

Source of Information

Tuvalu's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.10, p.24 and p.25

For more information: Family Protection and Domestic Violence Act 2014