|Type of Measure||Violence against women > Constitutional provision|
|Form of Violence||Violence against women and girls|
Section 12 of the Constitution adopted in 1996, and amended in 2012, includes the following provisions:
1) Everyone has the right to freedom and security of the person, which includes the right -
(c) to be free from all forms of violence from either public or private sources;
(d) not to be tortured in any way; and
(e) not to be treated or punished in a cruel, inhuman or degrading way.
(2) Everyone has the right to bodily and psychological integrity, which includes the right –
(a) to make decisions concerning reproduction;
(b) to security in and control over their body;
(c) not to be subjected to medical or scientific experiments without their informed consent.
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996 (amended in 2012), UN Women Constitutional Database
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