Country Brunei Darussalam
Year 2000
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

Chapter 190: The Married Women Act of the Islamic Family Law defines domestic violence as willfully or knowingly causing or attempting to cause harm or fear in a family member.  The act states that the husband and wife shall have equal rights in the running of the matrimonial household.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Brunei Darussalam to the Questionnaire on Violence against Women 2012, pg 16