Country Sudan
Year 2009
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Penal Code of 1991 was amended to involve all parties concerned, civil society organizations and the United Nations.  The amendment also addresses crimes against humanity and genocide, and makes the penalty for rape more severe.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Sudan to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010