in
for the year
Category Final Score
6.1
Category Weight
21

The first category examines the legal framework and public policies on women’s rights, and its conformity with international standards, in particular CEDAW. It addresses laws specifically designed to combat VAWG, where such laws exist. It also concerns public policies, including budget policies, and national strategies to combat VAWG. 16 indicators are included under this category.

Each sub-indicator has a score 0 or 1. 0 is assigned when the country does not achieve or meet the sub-indicator, and 1 when the sub- indicator is met.

Category Indicators

The State ratified CEDAW agreement
1
The State did not make a reservation in the field of equality between women and men in Constitution or other appropriate legislation
1
The State did not make a reservation in the field of equality between women and men in granting citizenship to children
1
The State did not make a reservation in the field of equality between women and men in concluding contracts and freedom in movement
1
The State did not make a reservation in the field of equality between women and men in family and marriage relations
0
The State did not make a reservation in the field of accepting the treaty for arbitration between the parties
0
The State ratified the Optional Protocol to CEDAW
0
The Constitution sates explicitly on prohibiting discrimination based on sex
1
The Constitution states on the supremacy of ratified international treaties over the constitution
0
The Constitution states on the supremacy of ratified international treaties over national laws
1
The Constitution executive provisions concerning women were activated by creating a commission or a law.
1
The Constitution states that the ratified international treaties are a guide to judicial interpretations of its provisions
0
There are provisions that explicitly prohibit VAWG
1
The Constitution adopts affirmative measures to enhance equality of participation between women and men in the decision making
1
The law criminalises explicitly marital rape
0
The law does not provide for a reduced penalty in case of "honour crimes"
0
The law defines prostitution as a violence against women and girls
0
The law does not criminalise prostituted women
0
The law allows abortion /voluntary interruption of pregnancy including women who have been raped
0
The law does not consider sexual act out of marriage a criminal offence
0
The law prohibits polygamy
0
The law does not exempt the rapist from the penalty in case he married the victim
1
The law does not include commuted sentence for the rapist in case the victim dropped the charge
0
The law ensures equality between men and women in guardianship over children
0
The law ensures equality between men and women in terms of the right to divorce
0
The law ensures women’s share of an inheritance the same as men
0
The labour law criminalises the sexual harassment in work place
0
The labour law does not include restrictions on women’s night work
0
The labour law provides for equality in wages between men and women for equal work
0
There are specific law/s that address specific form or type of VAWG
0
There is a specific law criminalizing VAWG
0
The law contains a definition of VAWG according to the UN definition
0
The law criminalises all forms of VAWG
0
The law provides prevention measures and protection orders
0
The law provides for support services for women victims of VAWG (health, economic, social, psychological, legal)
0
The law ensures penalising the perpetrators
0
The law provides for trainings of police, judicial officials as well as service providers
0
The law provides for collaboration between relevant ministries, police, courts, social and health services
0
The law ensures reporting and referral mechanisms for relevant ministries, police, social organisations, and health services
0
The law requires information gathering and research to support policy development
0
The law provides for monitoring and evaluation to oversee implementation of legislation
0
The definition of VAWG is in line with the UN definition
0
The definition includes all forms of VAWG
0
There are no other references that impede the adoption of the definition of VAWG (religions, law, culture, judicial interpretations)
0
There is committee or caucus on women in the parliament
0
The committee contributes to drafting the laws on women
0
The committee provides regular reports or follow procedures on the application of the laws
0
There is a specific administrative mechanism or unit to monitor and follow on the application of the laws pertaining women
0
The law provides for family planning services
1
The law ensures the access of women to free family planning services
1
The law allows abortion /voluntary interruption of pregnancy
0
The law criminalises explicitly marital rape
0
The law criminalises incest
1
The law guarantees equal rights between men and women in marriage and divorce
0
The law guarantees equal rights between men and women in the guardianship on their children
0
The law does not allow polygamy
0
The law guarantees equal rights for women and men in inheritance
0
The law criminalises explicitly marital rape
0
The law offers women legal protection from marital rape
0
The law includes a definition of sexual harassment according to UN definition
1
The penal code criminalises sexual harassment in all forms
1
The law includes the harassment in the education places
1
The labour law criminalises sexual harassment in the workplace
1
The labour law includes mechanism for reporting sexual harassment in the workplace
0
The labour law includes mechanism for implementation of law
0
The law does not include commuted sentence for “honour crimes”
0
The law prohibits early marriage without any exception
0
The law prohibits FGM
1