Country South Africa
Year 2012
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Section 28 of the Constitution adopted in 1996, and amended in 2012, includes the following provisions:

(1) Every child has the right—
(d) to be protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation;
(e) to be protected from exploitative labour practices;
(i) not to be used directly in armed conflict, and to be protected in times of armed conflict.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996 (amended in 2012), UN Women Constitutional Database

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