country: Madagascar

Accede to the Maputo Protocol

SOAWR: AN URGENT PETITION TO THE REMAINING 12 COUNTRIES TO ACCELERATE THEIR ACCESSION TO THE MAPUTO PROTOCOL.

Read the petition: EN Lire la pétition: FR Ahead of the 20th Anniversary of the Maputo Protocol on 11 July 2023, the SOAWR Coalition maintains its ratification campaign for the remaining 12 Member States who are yet to ratify the women’s rights treaty: Botswana, Burundi, Central African Rep., Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. The Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition urges the remaining 12 African Union Member States to ACCEDE TO the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. For more resources on

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Madagascar

Madagascar has not ratified the Maputo Protocol but it signed on February 2004. Loi n°2019-008 relative à la lutte contre les Violences Basées sur le Genre: This law establishes a national mechanism to combat Based Violence on Gender. It also punishes new categories of offenses such as marital rape (Article 6), harmful traditional practices (Article 5), gender contempt and economic violence (Article 12), and put in place a victim protection system. Starting in January the government set up a mechanism to streamline the prosecution of gender-based violence. In addition the government broadcasted a weekly program on public and private television

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