country: Mauritius


Mauritius did not sign the Maputo Protocol but did ratify it at September 2005.  Protection from Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act 2016: The amendments redefine the term “spouse” to include unmarried couples of the opposite sex; redefine “domestic violence” to include verbal, psychological, economic, and sexual abuses. Although the amendments do not mention spousal rape, section 2.d. stipulates that a spouse cannot force or threaten the other partner into a sexual act “from which the spouse or the other person has the right to abstain.” 2020-2024 National Strategy and Action Plan of the High Level Committee on the Elimination of Gender

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